eunuchoid


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eunuchoid

 [u´nŭ-koid]
1. resembling a eunuch.
2. a person who resembles a eunuch.

eu·nuch·oid

(yū'nŭ-koyd),
Resembling, or having the general characteristics of, a eunuch; usually indicating the physical habitus of a male in whom hypogonadism occurred before puberty.
[G. eunouchos, eunuch, + eidos, resembling]

eunuchoid

adjective Like a eunuch (see there).

eunuchoid

adjective Like a eunuch, see there.

eu·nuch·oid

(yū'nŭ-koyd)
Resembling, or having the general characteristics of, a eunuch; usually indicating the physical habitus of a male in whom hypogonadism occurred before puberty.
[G. eunouchos, eunuch, + eidos, resembling]

eunuchoid

an animal which resembles a human eunuch. Said of an entire male which appears to lack characteristics indicating male virility including aggressive posturing and vocalizing, large, heavy-featured head, dished face with heavy brows, shaggy forelock, heavy shoulders with a finer boned hindquarter. High serving capacity is also a good recommendation.
Males with the chromosome anomaly XXY, the classical aneuploidy, are usually eunuchoid and scrotal formation may be defective.

eunuchoid syndrome
a state of decreased aggression, disinterest, and loss of stamina in working dogs after ovariectomy.
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Judging from his statues and reliefs, Akhenaten had a eunuchoid body structure: narrow chest with gynaecomastia, wide hips with prominent fatty deposits, elongated spindly limbs and elongated neck and skull (Fig.
Although the elongated face and extremities would fit Akhenaten's physiognomy, Marfan's syndrome is not associated with the pharaoh's eunuchoid features.
9) In this chromosomal abnormality (most typically with an XXY, 47 chromosome), whose incidence is approximately 1 in 500 newborns, the basic defect is hyalinisation of the testicular seminal tubules and defective Leydig cells, resulting in total azoospermia, testosterone deficiency and consequent eunuchoid features: tall, wide hips, female escutchion, gynaecomastia, and small testes.