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

excision of one or both testes; castration.

Nearby words

  1. orchiditis,
  2. orchido-,
  3. orchidology,
  4. orchidometer,
  5. orchidotomy,
  6. orchiepididymitis,
  7. orchil,
  8. orchio-,
  9. orchiocele,
  10. orchiopathy

Origin of orchiectomy

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Medicine definitions for orchiectomy




Surgical removal of one or both testes.testectomy

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