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castrate

 [kas´trāt]
1. to deprive of the gonads, rendering the individual incapable of reproduction.
2. a castrated individual.

cas·trate

(kas'trāt),
To remove the testicles or the ovaries.
[L. castro, pp. -atus, to deprive of generative power (male or female)]

castrate

/cas·trate/ (kas´trāt)
1. to deprive of the gonads, rendering the individual incapable of reproduction.
2. a castrated individual.

castrate

(kăs′trāt′)
tr.v. cas·trated, cas·trating, cas·trates
1. To remove the testicles of (a male); geld or emasculate.
2. To remove the ovaries of (a female); spay.
n.
An individual who is incapable of reproduction as a result of removal, destruction, or inactivation of the gonads.

cas′trat·er, cas′tra·tor n.
cas·tra′tion n.

castrate

verb To surgically remove the testes to make a human or animal male inconceivable.

cas·trate

(kas'trāt)
To remove the testicles or the ovaries.
[L. castro, pp. -atus, to deprive of generative power (male or female)]

castrate

1. to deprive of the gonads, rendering the animal incapable of reproduction.
2. a castrated animal.
The strictly correct usage of the word is to apply it to animals of both sexes. Common usage is to restrict its use to the male.
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The free amino acid composition of entire and castrate elk is given in Table 4.
This study has revealed several differences in quality traits, as well as fatty acid and amino acid composition characteristics between venison from entire and castrate elk.
Physicochemical characteristics of entire and castrate elk muscle Entire Chemical composition Moisture (%) 75.
Thirteen percent of quotes involving variations of eunuch, castrate and neuter were used in the context of direct threats.
Sixty-two percent of quotes involving variations of eunuch, castrate and neuter were cast in a hypothetical context, often playing on fear, as in the following two examples: "Cooper: 'What about you, Spoon?
Regions, countries, cities and communities were similarly described as emasculated: examples include Germany ("Germany was divided, thus emasculated," 22 February), Finland (as a "worldwide synonym for appeasement and emasculation," 14 March, 1990), Britain ("leaving Britain a neutered lion," 31 May, 1987), and Ottawa ("Quebec wants to castrate Ottawa," 17 January, 1992).
Fatness could be responsible for castrates being juicier than boars.
The results show that fat from castrates is firmer than fat from boars.
As reported elsewhere the lipid from boars contained more unsaturated fatty acids than that from of castrates [6, 9, 29], and explains why the boar fat was softer than the castrate fat.
Similarly, the higher firmness index in the castrates reflects the changes in the fatty acid profile towards increasing proportion of SFA with a corresponding decrease in the proportion of PUFA which makes the castrate fat firmer [6,9,29].
The results from this experiment have shown that both boars and castrates can be used for the production of quality pork and pork fat suitable for human consumption.
11] Wood JD and M Enser Comparison of boar and castrates for bacon production.