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Synonyms for castration

the act or an instance of making one incapable of reproducing sexually

Synonyms for castration

neutering a male animal by removing the testicles

surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men)

the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work

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In conclusion, this first record of digenean trematode larvae in the gonad of Megapitaria squalida indicates that these bivalves serve as an intermediate host of the parasite and that high infection density causes parasitic castration, thereby affecting the reproduction of the host.
Parasitic castration, growth, and sex steroids in the freshwater bonefish Cyphocharax gilbert (Curimatidae) infested by Riggia paranensis (Cymothoidea).
The effect of parasitic castration on the growth rate of infected individuals may further depend on host population density and parasite species.
Effects of parasitic castration on the salt marsh snail, Cerithidea californica.
Numerous morphological and sexual anomalies including congenital malformation, intersexuality, gynandromorphism, parasitic castration and sex change have been described in calanoid copepods (e.
Parasitic castration can be viewed as a type of resource allocation where the parasite shifts host resources from reproduction to growth, ultimately enhancing parasite reproduction.