orchotomy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n orchotomy surgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Orchotomy (Surg) The operation of cutting out or removing a testicle by the knife; castration.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n orchotomy The operation of excising a testicle; castration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Orchotomy the excision of a testicle
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. a testicle + te`mnein to cut
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. orchis, a testicle, kēlē, a tumour.