eunuchism


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eu·nuch·ism

(yū'nŭk-izm),
1. The state of being a eunuch; absence of the testes or failure of the gonads to develop or function with consequent lack of reproductive and sexual function and of development of secondary sex characteristics.
2. Synonym(s): eunuchoidism

eunuchism

[yo̅o̅′nəkiz′əm]
the condition of being a eunuch, with the lack of male hormones caused by castration.

eu·nuch·ism

(yū'nŭk-izm)
The state of being a eunuch; absence of the testes or failure of the gonads to develop or function with consequent lack of reproductive and sexual function and of development of secondary sex characteristics.

eunuchism

(ū′nŭk-ĭzm) [ eunuch + -ism]
A condition resulting from complete lack of male hormones. It may be due to atrophy or removal of the testicles.

pituitary eunuchism

An obsolete term for secondary hypogonadism.
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Renaissance art inherits both classical and Christian traditions and hence treats eunuchism and blackness as problems of metamorphosis and conversion.
From the moment he is summoned, the castrate tropes incessantly on eunuchism, femininity, and blackness.
If the queen were truly to put off her disguise, the result would be the same as the castrate's removing his--nothing of eunuchism, femininity, or blackness would remain, and two white boy actors would stand naked on the stage.