cryptorchid

noun
crypt·​or·​chid | \ krip-ˈtȯr-kəd How to pronounce cryptorchid (audio) \

Definition of cryptorchid

: one affected with cryptorchidism

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cryptorchid adjective

Examples of cryptorchid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neuter procedures will not be performed on cryptorchid dogs – a condition in which one or both testicles have fail to descend. Erika I. Ritchie, Orange County Register, 14 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of cryptorchid

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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The first known use of cryptorchid was in 1857

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“Cryptorchid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryptorchid. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for cryptorchid

cryptorchid

adjective
crypt·​or·​chid | \ krip-ˈtȯr-kəd How to pronounce cryptorchid (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryptorchid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: affected with cryptorchidism — compare monorchid

cryptorchid

noun

Medical Definition of cryptorchid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a cryptorchid individual

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