Orchotomy, gelding, emasculation, glibbing.

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  • castration — [ kastrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1380; lat. castratio 1 ♦ Opération par laquelle on prive un individu, mâle ou femelle, de la faculté de se reproduire. ⇒ stérilisation; châtrer. Castration radiologique, par irradiation des gonades. Castration par ablation… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • CASTRATION — CASTRATION, the removal of testes or ovaries. In the Hebrew Bible, the term saris, commonly rendered eunuch, occurs more than 40 times. As a rule, the saris designated a court official who, occasionally, even reached the high rank of military… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Castration — Cas*tra tion, n. [L. castratio; cf. F. castration.] The act of castrating. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • castration — (n.) early 15c., castracioun, from L. castrationem (nom. castratio), noun of action from pp. stem of castrare to castrate, prune, related to *castrum knife, from PIE root *kes to cut (see CASTE (Cf. caste)). Freud s castration complex is attested …   Etymology dictionary

  • castration — castration. См. кастрация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Castration — (v. lat.), die künstliche Entfernung eines od. beider Hoden, ausgeführt 1) an Menschen, um Castraten (s.d.) zu erhalten od. auch zu einem bestimmten Heilzwecke, eine zwar einfache, aber doch bisweilen auch gefährliche Zufälle, namentlich Trismus… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Castration — Castration, lat., Verschneidung, nennt man diejenige chirurgische Operation, wodurch bei lebenden Thieren oder Menschen die Hoden oder Eierstöcke entweder gänzlich entfernt oder zu ihrer Funktion untauglich gemacht werden (letzteres durch… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • castration — CASTRATION. subs. f. Terme de Chirurgie. Opération par laquelle on châtre un homme, un animal …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Castration — The Castration of Uranus: fresco by Vasari Cristofano Gherardi (c. 1560, Sala di Cosimo I, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence). Not to be confused with Penectomy or Penis removal. Castration (also referred to as gelding, spa …   Wikipedia

  • Castration — Giorgio Vasari, La Mutilation d Uranus par Saturne, XVIe siècle, Palazzo Vecchio (Florence) La castration est l ablation des organes reproducteurs de végétaux, d animaux ou d humains. Dans le cas de l homme, la castration est co …   Wikipédia en Français

  • castration — See castrater. * * * or neutering Removal of the testes. The procedure stops most production of the hormone testosterone. If done before puberty, it prevents the development of functioning adult sex organs. Castration after sexual maturity makes… …   Universalium

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