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castrate

 [kas´trāt]
1. to deprive of the gonads, rendering the individual incapable of reproduction.
2. a castrated individual.
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cas·trate

(kas'trāt),
To remove the testicles or the ovaries.
[L. castro, pp. -atus, to deprive of generative power (male or female)]
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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.
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castrate

verb To surgically remove the testes to make a human or animal male inconceivable.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

cas·trate

(kas'trāt)
To remove the testicles or the ovaries.
[L. castro, pp. -atus, to deprive of generative power (male or female)]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The free amino acid composition of entire and castrate elk is given in Table 4.
This study has revealed several differences in quality traits, as well as fatty acid and amino acid composition characteristics between venison from entire and castrate elk.
Sixty-two percent of quotes involving variations of eunuch, castrate and neuter were cast in a hypothetical context, often playing on fear, as in the following two examples: "Cooper: 'What about you, Spoon?' [What scares you most?] Spoon: 'Castration.' Cooper: 'There's no argument there'" (Dog Soldiers, 2002); "Dr.
Regions, countries, cities and communities were similarly described as emasculated: examples include Germany ("Germany was divided, thus emasculated," 22 February), Finland (as a "worldwide synonym for appeasement and emasculation," 14 March, 1990), Britain ("leaving Britain a neutered lion," 31 May, 1987), and Ottawa ("Quebec wants to castrate Ottawa," 17 January, 1992).
Thus, doctors don't typically say that they "castrate" their patients, and certainly don't refer to the treatment they provide as "neutering" or "emasculating." Notably, "androgen deprivation therapy" is offered to patients as "hormonal therapy," a label that doesn't hint at the treatment's side-effects.
What can be overshadowed by the historical resonance of words such as "castrate," "eunuch," and "emasculate," and what is paramount to realize, is that these are not simply archaic terms.
This result suggests that the reported efficient and faster growth of boars may not be an absolute advantage over castrates since both sexes eventually produced similar carcass weights [4, 7, 23].
Fatness could be responsible for castrates being juicier than boars.
The results show that fat from castrates is firmer than fat from boars.
As reported elsewhere the lipid from boars contained more unsaturated fatty acids than that from of castrates [6, 9, 29], and explains why the boar fat was softer than the castrate fat.
Similarly, the higher firmness index in the castrates reflects the changes in the fatty acid profile towards increasing proportion of SFA with a corresponding decrease in the proportion of PUFA which makes the castrate fat firmer [6,9,29].
The results from this experiment have shown that both boars and castrates can be used for the production of quality pork and pork fat suitable for human consumption.