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(ôr′kē-ĕk′tə-mē) or or·chi·dec·to·my (-kĭ-dĕk′-)
n. pl. or·chi·ec·to·mies or or·chi·dec·to·mies
Surgical removal of one or both testes.

[Greek orkhis, orkhi-, testicle + -ectomy.]


Surgery to remove one or both testicles.
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Noun1.orchiectomy - surgical removal of one or both testicles
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue

orchiectomy, orchidectomy

n (pl -mies) orquiectomía or orquidectomía
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Orchectomy of subcutaneously located testicle was done along with burdizzo castration for descended testicle.
The GhRH -As (Gonadotropin hormone-releasing hormone analogs) cause the pharmaceutical orchectomy by prohibiting the androgen secretion from the testes.
If the disease is confined to the testicle and hasn't spread, or metastasized, to other parts of the body, the surgical removal of the testicle, or an inguinal orchectomy, is potentially the only measure necessary.