cryptorchid

noun crypt·or·chid \ krip-ˈtȯr-kəd \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of cryptorchid

: one affected with cryptorchidism

cryptorchid

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cryptorchid

borrowed from the stem of New Latin cryptorchides, plural of cryptorchis (attested later) "having undescended testicles, a person with such a condition," from crypt- crypt- + -orchis, in monorchis monorchid
Note: As with monorchid, the stem of Greek órchis "testicle" was erroneously taken to be orchid-; cf. Greek krýpsorchis "undescended testicles," used by galen.


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cryptorchid

adjective crypt·or·chid \ krip-ˈtȯr-kəd \

medical Definition of cryptorchid

: affected with cryptorchidism — compare monorchid

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cryptorchid

noun

medical Definition of cryptorchid

: a cryptorchid individual

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