cryptorchid

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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cryptorchid (krɪpˈtɔːkɪd)
 
n
1.  an animal or human in which the testes fail to descend into the scrotum
 
adj
2.  denoting or relating to such an individual
 
[from crypto- + orchid, from Greek orkhis testicle]
 
cryp'torchidism
 
n

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