undescended

adjective
un·​de·​scend·​ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈsen-dəd How to pronounce undescended (audio) \

Definition of undescended

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

Examples of undescended in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amie took doctors’ advice and raised her first baby as a boy, agreeing to surgery to bring down undescended testicles. Washington Post, "Lovingly, a family raises an intersex child - again," 10 June 2019 Hernias are typical for kids with her intersex trait because their undescended testes push out. Asher Fogle, Good Housekeeping, "Falling in Between: Inside the Lives of Intersex Women," 21 Oct. 2016 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undescended. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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undescended

adjective
un·​de·​scend·​ed | \ ˌən-di-ˈsen-dəd How to pronounce undescended (audio) \

Medical Definition of undescended

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

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