neuter

[ noo-ter, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu tər, ˈnyu- /

adjective

noun

verb (used with object)

Veterinary Science. to spay or castrate (a dog, cat, etc.).

Origin of neuter

1350–1400; < Latin neuter neither (of two), equivalent to ne not + uter either (of two); replacing Middle English neutre < Middle French < Latin, as above
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British Dictionary definitions for neuter

neuter

/ (ˈnjuːtə) /

adjective

grammar
  1. denoting or belonging to a gender of nouns which for the most part have inanimate referents or do not specify the sex of their referents
  2. (as noun)German ``Mädchen'' ( meaning ``girl'' ) is a neuter
(of animals and plants) having nonfunctional, underdeveloped, or absent reproductive organs
sexless or giving no indication of sexa neuter sort of name

noun

verb

(tr) to castrate or spay (an animal)

Word Origin for neuter

C14: from Latin, from ne not + uter either (of two)
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Medicine definitions for neuter

neuter

[ nōōtər ]

adj.

Having undeveloped or imperfectly developed sexual organs.
Sexually undeveloped.

n.

A castrated animal.

v.

To castrate or spay.
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