Definition of Orchidectomy

1. Noun. Surgical removal of one or both testicles.

Exact synonyms: Orchiectomy
Generic synonyms: Ablation, Cutting Out, Excision, Extirpation



Definition of Orchidectomy

1. Noun. (context: surgery) The procedure to remove one or both testes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Orchidectomy

1. Surgical removal of the testis. A recognised form of treatment for prostate cancer. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orchidectomy

orchestrinas
orchestrion
orchestrions
orchi-
orchialgia
orchichorea
orchid
orchid cactus
orchid family
orchid tree
orchidaceous
orchidaceous plant
orchidalgia
orchidean
orchidectomies
orchidectomy (current term)
orchideous
orchidic
orchiditis
orchidlike
orchido-
orchidological
orchidologist
orchidologists
orchidology
orchidomania
orchidometers
orchidopexies

Literary usage of Orchidectomy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Modern Surgery, General and Operative by John Chalmers Da Costa (1910)
"If the testicle is diseased, orchidectomy is performed. It was long believed that orchidectomy was useless if the vesicles and prostate were involved, ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1896)
"In the cases of double orchidectomy all the patients had been leading a complete catheter life for some time; in two cases as long as seven years. ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"All would have been saved had an abdominal orchidectomy been done before the onset of malignancy; that is, shortly after puberty. ..."

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