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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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cryptorchism in Medicine

cryptorchism crypt·or·chism (krĭp-tôr'kĭz'əm) or crypt·or·chi·dism (-kĭ-dĭz'əm)
n.
A developmental defect marked by failure of the testes to descend into the scrotum.

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