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Old 04-02-2013, 09:46 AM
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No. Neuter is a general term. In common usage it's used for males, but it actually isn't just for males.

"Neutering, from the Latin neuter (of neither sex), is the removal of an animal's reproductive organ, either all of it or a considerably large part. "
Thank you for posting this before I could be a jerk because it makes me mad when people are all "noooo I'm right!" When they're wrongongongong.

That being said yes it's common to use the term "neuter" to refer to castration but as sael pointed out it really only means "without gender" (ie GENDER NEUTRAL.)
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:51 AM
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Along the same lines, when people ask about getting their animals "spayded".
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:54 AM
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Along the same lines, when people ask about getting their animals "spayded".
...or write on their new client forms, "spade".
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:58 AM
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No. Neuter is a general term. In common usage it's used for males, but it actually isn't just for males.

"Neutering, from the Latin neuter (of neither sex), is the removal of an animal's reproductive organ, either all of it or a considerably large part. "
I never knew that. I've heard some people say neuter when referring to a female dog and I thought they were being stupid. (Which, in my defense they probably WERE and knew nothing about the process but now I know they weren't wrong.) Thanks for that. I like being educated.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:31 AM
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Technically neuter is gender neutral, but in common usage it's become so associated with altering a male that I think it's likely its definition will change over time. Whaddya gonna do, "D'oh" is in the dictionary now.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:37 AM
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:48 AM
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Castrate is not a male term either.

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/castrate.

Removal of the testes OR removal of the ovaries.

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Beanie, that is an awesome GIF.


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Old 04-02-2013, 10:56 AM
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Castrate is not a male term either.

www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/castrate.

Removal of the testes OR removal of the ovaries.

But circumcise... that's TOTALLY just for males. Females don't have anything to cut off!

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Old 04-02-2013, 11:07 AM
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Untrue, there is female circumcision which is the partial or total cutting away of the external female genitalia, but it's commonly called female mutilation, how's that for gender sensitivity?
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