undescended

adjective
un·de·scend·ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈsen-dəd \

Definition of undescended 

: retained within the inguinal region rather than descending into the scrotum an undescended testis

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She was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, a condition that caused her to have external female anatomy and, internally, undescended testes instead of a uterus. Diane Stopyra, Marie Claire, "Dear Parents-to-Be: Stop Celebrating Your Baby's Gender," 5 July 2017 Not only were their numbers dismal, but almost all of the male panthers showed signs of inbreeding depression, including undescended testicles, kinked tails and low sperm counts. Laura Poppick, Smithsonian, "Threatened Species? Science to the (Genetic) Rescue!," 27 Apr. 2017 Not only were their numbers dismal, but almost all of the male panthers showed signs of inbreeding depression, including undescended testicles, kinked tails and low sperm counts. Laura Poppick, Smithsonian, "Threatened Species? Science to the (Genetic) Rescue!," 27 Apr. 2017 She was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, a condition that caused her to have external female anatomy and, internally, undescended testes instead of a uterus. Diane Stopyra, Marie Claire, "Dear Parents-to-Be: Stop Celebrating Your Baby's Gender," 5 July 2017

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1701, in the meaning defined above

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undescended

adjective
un·de·scend·ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈsen-dəd \

Medical Definition of undescended 

: retained within the iliac region rather than descending into the scrotum an undescended testis

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