eunuchoidism


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eunuchoidism

(ˈjuːnəkɔɪˌdɪzəm)
n
a condition characterized by a lack of sexual characteristics caused by a hormonal imbalance
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Noun1.eunuchoidism - the state of being a eunuch (either because of lacking testicles or because they failed to develop)eunuchoidism - the state of being a eunuch (either because of lacking testicles or because they failed to develop)
hypogonadism - incompetence of the gonads (especially in the male with low testosterone); results in deficient development of secondary sex characteristics and (in prepubertal males) a body with long legs and a short trunk
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The company published these findings in books such as 1948's Refresher Course on Male Hormone Therapy, which contains testosterone case studies for every condition then under the sun, from congenital eunuchoidism to same-sex attraction.
In 1944, Kallmann described a syndrome of primary eunuchoidism secondary to hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism associated with congenital anosmia (1).
We suggest that Akhenaten's curious body build--typical of eunuchoidism but associated with fertility--was due to the rare condition of 'fertile eunuch syndrome'--which might in future even be called Akhenaten syndrome.