[ awr-kee-ek-tuh-mee ]
/ ˌɔr kiˈɛk tə mi /

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

excision of one or both testes; castration.

Origin of orchiectomy

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for orchiectomy


[ ôr′kē-ĕktə-mē ]


Surgical removal of one or both testes.testectomy
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.