ridgeling

noun
ridge·ling | \ ˈrij-liŋ \
variants: or ridgling

Definition of ridgeling 

1 : a partially castrated male animal

2 : a male animal in which one or both testes have not descended into the scrotum

First Known Use of ridgeling

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ridgeling

perhaps from ridge entry 1; from the supposition that the undescended testis remains near the animal's back

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ridgeling

noun
ridge·ling
variants: or ridgling \ˈrij-liŋ \

Medical Definition of ridgeling 

1 : a partially castrated male animal

2 : a male animal having one or both testes retained in the inguinal canal

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