cryptorchidism

noun

crypt·​or·​chi·​dism krip-ˈtȯr-kə-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce cryptorchidism (audio)
variants or less commonly cryptorchism
: a condition in which one or both testes fail to descend normally

Examples of cryptorchidism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bruno had cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both testicles fail to descend, according to the evaluation. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 July 2021

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Word History

Etymology

cryptorchidism from cryptorchid + -ism, after French cryptorchidisme or New Latin cryptorchidismus; cryptorchism from New Latin cryptorchis "cryptorchid" + -ism, perhaps after German Kryptorchismus

First Known Use

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cryptorchidism was circa 1882

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“Cryptorchidism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryptorchidism. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

cryptorchidism

noun
crypt·​or·​chi·​dism -kə-ˌdiz-əm How to pronounce cryptorchidism (audio)
variants also cryptorchism
: a condition in which one or both testes fail to descend normally compare monorchidism

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