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eunuch

 [u´nuk]
a male deprived of the testes or external genitals, especially one castrated before puberty so that male secondary sex characters fail to develop. See also castration.

eu·nuch

(yū'nŭk),
A male whose testes have been removed or have never developed.
[G. eunouchos, chamberlain, fr. eunē, bed, + echo, to have]

eunuch

/eu·nuch/ (u´nik) a male deprived of the testes or external genitals, especially one castrated before puberty (so that male secondary sex characteristics fail to develop).

eunuch

(yo͞o′nək)
n.
1. A castrated man, traditionally employed as a harem attendant or as a functionary in certain Asian courts.
2. Often Offensive A man or boy whose testes are nonfunctioning or have been removed.
3. Derogatory An ineffectual or powerless man.

eu′nuch·ism n.

eunuch

[yo̅o̅′nək]
Etymology: Gk, eune, couch, echein, to guard
a male whose testicles have been destroyed or removed. If this occurs before puberty, secondary sex characteristics fail to develop, and symptoms such as a feminine voice and absence of facial hair can result from the reduced level of male hormones in the blood. See also secondary sex characteristic.

eunuch

Endocrinology A ♂ with sexual characteristics and appearance of a person who failed to mature at puberty

eu·nuch

(yū'nŭk)
A male whose testes have been removed or have never developed.
[G. eunouchos, chamberlain, fr. eunē, bed, + echo, to have]

eunuch

A man castrated before puberty. This results in the loss of the male sex hormones and the failure of development of the secondary sexual characteristics-the beard, the deeper voice from enlarged larynx, the adult-sized penis, and the characteristic male body shape.
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Among 81 eunuchs studied, three lived to 100 or more.
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