Having a form belonging more especially to words which are not appellations of males or females; expressing or designating that which is of neither sex; as, a neuter noun; a neuter termination; the neuter gender.
A noun of the neuter gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words.
To render incapable of sexual reproduction; to remove or alter the sexual organs so as to make infertile; to alter; to fix; to desex; -- in male animals, to castrate; in female animals, to spay.
sterile, e.g. of flowers in which neither the androecium nor the gynoecium is functional in reproduction.
term sometimes used instead of castrate
All references to male; to castrate; sexually alter; to render the animal with the inability to produce offspring
A surgical procedure to render male cats sterile
To render incapable of breeding by surgically removing reproductive organs--the testes in males, the ovaries and uterus in females ("spaying").
a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine)
remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?"
of grammatical gender; "`it' is the third-person singular neuter pronoun"
a dog or bitch that has been desexed either by castration or ovarian hysterectomy and is rendered infertile
a less invasive surgery than a spay and costs less
an animal that has lost its primary reproductive organs for some reason
Surgery performed on male iguanas to remove the testes. Neutering of males is not commonly done because the surgery itself is difficult. Also, removal of the testes has not been shown to lessen breeding-season aggression. For more information on breeding season aggression and neutering in males, see the Breeding Season Issues page.
The surgical removal of a male pet's testicles to prevent reproduction. Also referred to as "fixing," "sterilizing," and "altering." Sometimes used as a gender-free term. Un-neutered animals are referred to as unaltered.
the process of altering a male animal's ability to reproduce by removing part or all of the reproductive organs
A desexed (castrated) male cat or kitten
To castrate a male cat. A "neuter" is a male cat which has been neutered. Sometimes the term "neuter" is also used to refer to spaying female cats.
Any surgical process that prevents a male cat from being able to impregnate a female.
The castration of a male dog or cat to prevent reproduction.
To Surgically remove the testicles of the male cat to prevent reproduction.
a particular gender category in this language
Neither feminine nor masculine.
To castrate or spay.
An altered male. See ALTER.