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[awr-kee-ek-tuh-mee] /ˌɔr kiˈɛk tə mi/
noun, plural orchiectomies. Surgery
excision of one or both testes; castration.
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Examples for orchiectomy
  • As he explained it, the look-see was a simple operation called an orchiectomy.
  • The procedure is called a unilateral radical orchiectomy, and it's as ugly as it sounds.
orchiectomy in Medicine

orchiectomy or·chi·ec·to·my (ôr'kē-ěk'tə-mē) or or·chi·dec·to·my (-kĭ-děk'-)
Surgical removal of one or both testes. Also called testectomy.

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