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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

eu·nuch

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

Endocrinology A ♂ with sexual characteristics and appearance of a person who failed to mature at puberty
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

eu·nuch

(yū'nŭk)
A male whose testes have been removed or have never developed.
[G. eunouchos, chamberlain, fr. eunē, bed, + echo, to have]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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She said that on May 24, Iqbal and other eunuchs were celebrating Rani's birthday when police raided the hall and falsely implicated Iqbal and Rani in an alleged gay marriage case.
The male lost his right palp at the tibia-tarsus joint (Fig 2B-arrow), as is common in self-castrated eunuch nephilids (Kuntner 2005, 2007).
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