Skip to Content


Pronunciation: e-mas'kyu-la'shun

Definition: Castration of the male by removal of the testes or penis.

Synonym(s): eviration1

[L. emasculo, pp. -atus, to castrate, fr. e- priv. + masculus, masculine]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.