eunuchoidism


eunuchoidism

eunuchoidism [yoo-nuh-koi-diz-uh m] Word Origin noun Pathology.

  1. an abnormal condition in males, characterized by lack of fully developed reproductive organs and the manifestation of certain female sex characteristics, as high voice or lack of facial and body hair, resulting from the absence of a normal production of male sex hormones.

Origin of eunuchoidism First recorded in 1920–25; eunuchoid + -ism eunuchoidism in Medicine eunuchoidism [yōō′nə-koi-dĭz′əm] n.

  1. A condition or state in which the testes are present but fail to function normally.

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