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cryptorchidism

[krip-tawr-ki-diz-uh m] /krɪpˈtɔr kɪˌdɪz əm/
noun, Pathology
1.
failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum.
Also, cryptorchism
[krip-tawr-kiz-uh m] /krɪpˈtɔr kɪz əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of cryptorchidism
1880-1885
1880-85; < New Latin cryptorchidismus, equivalent to crypt- crypto- + orchid- (< Greek orchid-; see orchid) + -ismus -ism
Related forms
cryptorchid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cryptorchid

cryptorchid

/krɪpˈtɔːkɪd/
noun
1.
an animal or human in which the testes fail to descend into the scrotum
adjective
2.
denoting or relating to such an individual
Derived Forms
cryptorchidism, noun
Word Origin
from crypto- + orchid, from Greek orkhis testicle
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