monorchism

monorchidism

[muh-nawr-ki-diz-uhm]
noun Pathology.
a prenatal or postnatal condition in which one testis is absent or has not descended into the scrotum.
Also, monorchism [muh-nawr-kiz-uhm] .


Origin:
1860–65; monorchid + -ism

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monorchism mon·or·chism (mŏn-ôr'kĭz'əm) or mon·or·chid·ism (mŏn-ôr'kĭ-dĭz'əm)
n.
A condition in which only one testis is apparent, the other being absent or undescended.


mon'or·chid'ic or mon·or'chid adj.
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