crypt orchid

cryptorchidism

[krip-tawr-ki-diz-uhm]
noun Pathology.
failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum.
Also, cryptorchism [krip-tawr-kiz-uhm] .


Origin:
1880–85; < Neo-Latin cryptorchidismus, equivalent to crypt- crypto- + orchid- (< Greek orchid-; see orchid) + -ismus -ism

cryptorchid, adjective
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cryptorchidism

noun
failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops [syn: cryptorchidy
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