Definition of Orchiectomy

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

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

Definition of Orchiectomy

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Orchiectomy

1. The surgical removal of the testicles. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orchiectomy

orchidlike
orchido-
orchidological
orchidologist
orchidologists
orchidology
orchidomania
orchidometers
orchidopexies
orchidoptosis
orchids
orchiectomies
orchiepididymitis
orchil
orchilla
orchilla weed
orchilla weeds
orchillas
orchils
orchio-
orchiocele
orchiodynia
orchioncus
orchioneuralgia
orchiopathy

Literary usage of Orchiectomy

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1. Costs And Effectiveness Of Prostate Cancer Screening In Elderly Menby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"... 1 mg/day orchiectomy • anesthesia Hospitalization for bilateral orchiectomy CPT-4 code/DRG NA NA NA NA 54520 00920 338 allowable charge, Medicare fee ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Although chemotherapeutic agents against ic lesions are being studied, estrogen :nt (with or without orchiectomy) re- the principal therapy for human pros- ..."

3. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"... or invasive procedures (eg, orchiectomy, inguinal exploration) before malignancy could be ruled out3 Similarly, routine performance of self-examination ..."

4. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer also have medically equivalent treatment choices—surgery (orchiectomy) versus subcutaneous injections—-with both ..."

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