Orchotomy Or*chot"o*my, n. [Gr. ? a testicle + te`mnein to cut.] (Surg.) The operation of cutting out or removing a testicle by the knife; castration. [1913 Webster]

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  • orchotomy — /awr kot euh mee/, n., pl. orchotomies. Surg. orchidotomy. [ < Gk órch(is) testicle + O + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • orchotomy — SYN: orchiotomy …   Medical dictionary

  • orchotomy — n. (Med.) Emasculation, castration …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • orchotomy — noun surgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count) • Hypernyms: ↑incision, ↑section, ↑surgical incision …   Useful english dictionary

  • orchidotomy — /awr ki dot euh mee/, n., pl. orchidotomies. Surg. incision of a testis. Also, orchotomy. [1890 95; ORCHIDO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • orchiotomy — Incision into a testis. SYN: orchotomy. [orchio + G. tome, incision] * * * or·chi·ot·o·my (or″ke otґə me) [orchio + tomy] an incision into a testis, such as for drainage; called also orchidotomy …   Medical dictionary

  • Impotence — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Impotence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 impotence impotence Sgm: N 1 inability inability disability Sgm: N 1 disablement disablement impuissance imbecility Sgm: N 1 incapacity incapacity incapability …   English dictionary for students

  • castration — n. Orchotomy, gelding, emasculation, glibbing …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • emasculation — n. 1. Castration, gelding, glibbing, orchotomy. 2. Weakening, debilitation, enervation, unmanning, effemination. 3. Effeminacy, weakness, softness, enervation …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • surgical incision — noun the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation) • Syn: ↑incision, ↑section • Derivationally related forms: ↑incisive (for: ↑incision), ↑incise ( …   Useful english dictionary

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