monorchid

noun
mon·​or·​chid | \mä-ˈnȯr-kəd \

Definition of monorchid 

: an individual who has only one testis or only one descended into the scrotum

Other Words from monorchid

monorchid adjective
monorchidism \-​kə-​ˌdi-​zəm \ noun

First Known Use of monorchid

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monorchid

borrowed from the stem of New Latin monorchides, plural of monorchis "having one testicle, a person with such a condition," borrowed from Greek mónorchis "having one testicle," from mon- mon- + -orchis, adjective derivative of órchis "testicle" — more at orchis

Note: New Latin monorchides was apparently formed by erroneously taking the stem of Greek órchis as orchid-; cf. orchidaceous and orchid.

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monorchid

adjective
mon·​or·​chid | \mä-ˈnȯr-kəd \

Medical Definition of monorchid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: having only one testis or only one testis descended into the scrotum — compare cryptorchid

monorchid

noun

Medical Definition of monorchid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a monorchid individual

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