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[awr-kee-ek-tuh-mee] /ˌɔr kiˈɛk tə mi/

noun, plural orchiectomies. Surgery.
excision of one or both testes; castration.

orchiectomy or·chi·ec·to·my (ôr’kē-ěk’tə-mē) or or·chi·dec·to·my (-kĭ-děk’-)
Surgical removal of one or both testes. Also called testectomy.


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