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hypogonadism

[hahy-puh-goh-na-diz-uh m, -gon-a-] /ˌhaɪ pəˈgoʊ næˌdɪz əm, -ˈgɒn æ-/
noun, Pathology
1.
diminished hormonal or reproductive functioning in the testes or the ovaries.
2.
a manifestation of this, as delayed pubescence or Klinefelter's syndrome.
Also, hypogonadia
[hahy-poh-goh-nad-ee-uh] /ˌhaɪ poʊ goʊˈnæd i ə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; hypo- + gonad + -ism
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hypogonadism in Medicine

hypogonadism hy·po·go·nad·ism (hī'pō-gō'nād-ĭz'əm, -gŏn'ə-dĭz'əm)
n.
Inadequate functioning of the testes or ovaries as manifested by deficiencies in gametogenesis or the secretion of gonadal hormones.

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