hemicastration

hemicastration

(hĕm″ē-kăs-trā′shŭn) [″ + L. castrare, to prune]
The removal of one ovary or testicle. At one time, removal of the left testicle was done on the erroneous assumption that sperm from the right testicle produced only sons.
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Testes growth and plasma LH concentration following hemicastration and its relation with female prolificacy in sheep.
Effects of hemicastration and castration on foam production and its relationship with fertility in male Japanese quail.
Effects of hemicastration on foam production and its relationship with fertility in male Japanese quail.
Following hemicastration (removal of one testicle), the remaining testicle hypertrophies and eventually becomes almost twice as large as normal.