eviration


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ev·i·ra·tion

(ev'i-rā'shŭn, ē-vī-rā'shŭn),
1. Synonym(s): emasculation
2. Loss or absence of the masculine, with acquisition of feminine characteristics; a type of effemination.
3. Delusional belief of a man that he has become a woman.
[L. e, out, + vir, man]

eviration

An obsolete term for the removal of a man’s masculinity, either physically (by castration) or by functionally countering his manhood through ridicule and other forms of emasculation.

eviration

(ē″vī-rā′shŭn) [L. e, out, + vir, man]
1. Castration.
2. In psychiatry, delusion in a man who thinks he has become a woman.
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