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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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Fisher (1962) described in insect only one individual of a species can survive, arrival of second castrators causes the death of earlier castrator.
Parasitic castrator retards the development of the gonads or destroys sex cells resultant complete atrophy in Charybdis feriatus.
Freud comes close to acknowledging the figure of woman as castrator in "The Taboo of Virginity.
These generally host-specific amphipods act as parasitoids, parasites, or parasitic castrators on gelatinous zooplankton (Kuris 1974).
Approaches aimed at reducing the reproductive output of a pest population with parasitic castrators or egg predators might appear even more futile.
Control agents for marine systems include parasitic castrators as well as predators, competitors, and diseases.
In particular, in-depth studies of two parasitic castrators, Sacculina carcini and Portunion maenadis, are available.
Effect of crustacean parasitic castrators (Epicaridean isopods and Rhyzocephalan barnacles) on growth of crustacean hosts.
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Although host mortality induced by multiple infections occurs in some host-parasite systems (Anderson and May 1978), multiple infections of parasitic castrators, such as trematodes, usually do not increase host mortality rates (Kuris 1974, Sousa 1992).
parasitic castrators or parasitoids (or the subordinate species moves to a conspecific territory).
Many took castration anxiety as a universal foundation of human subjectivity, others reversed it to say that it was the mother who was feared as a castrator.