cryptorchidism

noun
crypt·​or·​chi·​dism | \ krip-ˈtȯr-kə-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce cryptorchidism (audio) \
variants: or less commonly cryptorchism \ krip-​ˈtȯr-​ˌki-​zəm How to pronounce cryptorchism (audio) \

Definition of cryptorchidism

: a condition in which one or both testes fail to descend normally

First Known Use of cryptorchidism

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptorchidism

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

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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 14 Aug. 2020.

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cryptorchidism

noun
crypt·​or·​chi·​dism | \ -kə-ˌdiz-əm How to pronounce cryptorchidism (audio) \
variants: also cryptorchism \ -​ˌkiz-​əm How to pronounce cryptorchism (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryptorchidism

: a condition in which one or both testes fail to descend normally — compare monorchidism

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