eviration


Also found in: Dictionary.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners