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[awr-ki-dek-tuh-mee] /ˌɔr kɪˈdɛk tə mi/
noun, plural orchidectomies. Surgery Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mies
the surgical removal of one or both testes
Word Origin
C19: from Greek orkhis testicle + -ectomy
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