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a combining form used, with the meaning “orchid,” “testicle,” in the formation of compound words:
orchidology; orchidotomy.

orchido- or orchid-
Testis: orchidectomy.


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  • Orchidology

    [awr-ki-dol-uh-jee] /ˌɔr kɪˈdɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the branch of botany or horticulture dealing with orchids.

  • Orchidometer

    orchidometer or·chi·dom·e·ter (ôr’kĭ-dŏm’ĭ-tər) n.

  • Orchidotomy

    [awr-ki-dot-uh-mee] /ˌɔr kɪˈdɒt ə mi/ noun, plural orchidotomies. Surgery. 1. incision of a testis.

  • Orchid-tree

    noun 1. a tree, Bauhinia variegata, of the legume family, native to southeastern Asia, having lavender or purple flowers clustered in the leaf axils, cultivated in warm regions.

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