cryptorchidism

noun crypt·or·chi·dism \ krip-ˈtȯr-kə-ˌdi-zəm \
variants: or less commonly cryptorchism play \krip-ˈtȯr-ˌki-zəm\
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of cryptorchidism

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

Origin and Etymology of cryptorchidism

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


Medical Dictionary

cryptorchidism

noun crypt·or·chi·dism \ -kə-ˌdiz-əm \
variants: also cryptorchism play \-ˌkiz-əm\

medical Definition of cryptorchidism

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

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