orchiectomy


or·chi·ec·to·my

noun \ˌr-kē-ˈek-tə-mē\
plural or·chi·ec·to·mies

Definition of ORCHIECTOMY

:  surgical removal of one or both testes

Origin of ORCHIECTOMY

Greek orchis + English -ectomy
First Known Use: circa 1894

or·chi·ec·to·my

noun \ˌr-kē-ˈek-tə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural or·chi·ec·to·mies

Medical Definition of ORCHIECTOMY

: surgical excision of a testis or of both testes—called also orchidectomy

Variants of ORCHIECTOMY

or·chi·ec·to·my also or·chec·to·my \r-ˈkek-tə-mē\

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