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neuter

(no͞o′tər, nyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Grammar
a. Neither masculine nor feminine in gender.
b. Neither active nor passive; intransitive. Used of verbs.
2. Biology
a. Having undeveloped or nonfunctional sexual organs: the neuter caste in social insects.
b. Having pistils and stamens that are nonfunctional or absent.
3. Castrated or spayed. Used of animals.
4. Androgynous or asexual.
n.
1. An androgynous or asexual person.
2. A castrated animal.
3. An insect that has undeveloped or nonfunctional sexual organs, such as a worker bee.
tr.v. neu·tered, neu·tering, neu·ters
To castrate or spay.

neu·ter

(nū'tĕr)
To sterilize a male or female animal surgically.
[L. neither, i.e. neither male nor female]

neuter

an organism having nonfunctional or absent sexual parts. In plants, a neuter is one without male and female flower parts (e.g. ray florets of sunflower). A neuter in animals is one that is sexually undeveloped or sterile, for example the female worker in a bee colony, or a castrated or spayed animal.

neuter

1. to desex an animal. This has assumed an important role in the management and control of companion animal populations. castration and ovariohysterectomy are the usual procedures.
2. a desexed animal.
3. a castrated male cat.
References in classic literature ?
Neuter nouns end in these two latter vowels; also in {nu} and
Aramis, I will do more than help you - I will do more than remain neuter - I will save you.
The charity neuters 158,000 cats and kittens each year.
4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 6th, the Hooters of Gastonia will host the 2nd Annual Hooters for Neuters event, raising money for the Gastonia Animal League and awareness for spay and neutering, micro-chipping and adoption of dogs and cats.
Lyn Berridge, coordinator at Cats Protection, said: 'There is no limit on the number of neuters per household and both the RSPCA and we at Cats Protection are hoping that by the end of 2005 we will have achieved a total of 1,000 neuters.
Throughout the month, male neuters will be $25 and female spays will be $50.
I applaud Los Angeles Animal Services General Manager Ed Boks for wanting his grossly underfunded department to be the recipient of the Hooters for Neuters fundraiser.