[noo-ter, nyoo-] /ˈnu tər, ˈnyu-/
Biology. having no organs of reproduction; without sex; asexual.
Zoology. having imperfectly developed sexual organs, as the worker bees and ants.
Botany. having neither stamens nor pistils; asexual.
neutral; siding with no one.
an animal made sterile by castration or spaying.
Zoology. a neuter insect.
a person or thing that is neutral.
verb (used with object)
Veterinary Science. to spay or (a dog, cat, etc.).
(of animals and plants) having nonfunctional, underdeveloped, or absent reproductive organs
sexless or giving no indication of sex: a neuter sort of name
a sexually underdeveloped female insect, such as a worker bee
a castrated animal, esp a domestic animal
a flower in which the stamens and pistil are absent or nonfunctional
(transitive) to castrate or spay (an animal)
late 14c., of grammatical gender, “neither masculine nor feminine,” from Latin neuter “of the neuter gender,” literally “neither one nor the other,” from ne- “not, no” (see un-) + uter “either (of two)” (see whether). Probably a loan-translation of Greek oudeteros “neither, neuter.” In 16c., it had the sense of “taking neither side, neutral.”
1903, from neuter (adj.). Originally in reference to pet cats. Related: Neutered; neutering.
neuter neu·ter (nōō’tər, nyōō’-)
A castrated animal. v. neu·tered, neu·ter·ing, neu·ters
To castrate or spay.
[noo-ter-keyn, nyoo-] /ˈnu tərˌkeɪn, ˈnyu-/ noun 1. a storm resembling a small hurricane but obtaining part of its energy by the same mechanism as a frontal cyclone.
[noi-truh] /ˈnɔɪ trə/ noun 1. Richard Joseph, 1892–1970, U.S. architect, born in Austria. 2. German name of . [nee-truh] /ˈni trə/ noun 1. a city in W Slovakia, on the Nitra River: historic religious sites.
[noo r-oh-of-thuh l-mol-uh-jee, -thuh-, -thal-, -op-, nyoo r-oh-] /ˌnʊər oʊˌɒf θəlˈmɒl ə dʒi, -θə-, -θæl-, -ˌɒp-, ˌnyʊər oʊ-/ noun 1. the branch of that deals with the optic nerve and other nervous system structures involved in vision.
- Neuro-oncology surgery
neuro-oncology surgery n. Brain surgery that employs various techniques, such as sterotaxis, to locate, dislodge, and remove tumors.