ridgeling

noun
ridge·​ling | \ ˈrij-liŋ How to pronounce ridgeling (audio) \
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ridgeling. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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ridgeling

noun
ridge·​ling
variants: or ridgling \ ˈrij-​liŋ How to pronounce ridgling (audio) \

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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