anorchous

adjective
an·​or·​chous | \ -kəs \

Definition of anorchous

: having no testes

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of anorchous

circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anorchous

New Latin anorchus, from Greek anorchos, from an- + orchis testicle

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About anorchous

Time Traveler for anorchous

Time Traveler

The first known use of anorchous was circa 1881

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near anorchous

anorak

anorchous

anorchus

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for anorchous

Cite this Entry

“Anorchous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anorchous. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!