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 cryptorchidism (audio) \

Definition of cryptorchidism

: 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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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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10 Jul 2021

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“Cryptorchidism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryptorchidism. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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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 cryptorchidism (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryptorchidism

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

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