Definition of orchidectomy in English:

orchidectomy

noun

mass noun
  • Surgical removal of one or both testicles.

    • ‘No antecedents of orchitis, infectious disease, or orchidectomy had been recorded in the patients' histories.’
    • ‘His left testicle was removed, by a process known as orchidectomy, because it had a tumour.’
    • ‘Systemic analgesia or orchidectomy may be required in individual cases.’
    • ‘Alternatively, orchidectomy - surgical removal of both testicles, stops the production of testosterone.’
    • ‘He had to have an orchidectomy and a number of radiotherapy sessions.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin orchido- (from a Latinized stem of Greek orkhis ‘testicle’) + -ectomy.

Pronunciation

orchidectomy

/ˌɔːkɪˈdɛktəmi/