cryptorchidism

noun
crypt·or·chi·dism | \ krip-ˈtȯr-kə-ˌdi-zəm \
variants: or less commonly cryptorchism \krip-ˈtȯr-ˌki-zəm \

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

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

Medical Definition of cryptorchidism 

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

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