orchidectomy

[ awr-ki-dek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌɔr kɪˈdɛk tə mi /

noun, plural or·chi·dec·to·mies. Surgery.


Nearby words

  1. orchid,
  2. orchid family,
  3. orchid tree,
  4. orchid-,
  5. orchidaceous,
  6. orchidic,
  7. orchiditis,
  8. orchido-,
  9. orchidology,
  10. orchidometer

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British Dictionary definitions for orchidectomy

orchidectomy

/ (ˌɔːkɪˈdɛktəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

the surgical removal of one or both testes

Word Origin for orchidectomy

C19: from Greek orkhis testicle + -ectomy

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