undescended

adjective

un·​de·​scend·​ed ˌən-di-ˈsen-dəd How to pronounce undescended (audio)
: 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 Studies have connected phthalates to childhood obesity, asthma, cardiovascular issues, cancer and reproductive problems such as genital malformations and undescended testes in baby boys and low sperm counts and testosterone levels in adult males. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 6 Feb. 2024 As a result, the panthers often suffer from misshapen tails, heart defects, undescended testicles and joint disease. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 3 Aug. 2023 What of the undescended right testis? Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 31 Oct. 2013 Animals were born with holes in their hearts, undescended testicles, kinked tails and other physical abnormalities. Andrew Curry, Discover Magazine, 26 Aug. 2015 Phenotypic means evident troubles, like when inbred panthers back in the 1980s and 90s had heart failure, undescended testicles and pathogenic diseases. Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2022 Prior research has connected phthalates with reproductive problems, such as genital malformations and undescended testes in baby boys and lower sperm counts and testosterone levels in adult males. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 12 Oct. 2021 Amie took doctors’ advice and raised her first baby as a boy, agreeing to surgery to bring down undescended testicles. Washington Post, 10 June 2019 Hernias are typical for kids with her intersex trait because their undescended testes push out. Asher Fogle, Good Housekeeping, 21 Oct. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undescended was in 1701

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“Undescended.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undescended. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

undescended

adjective
un·​de·​scend·​ed ˌən-di-ˈsen-dəd How to pronounce undescended (audio)
: retained within the iliac region rather than descending into the scrotum
an undescended testis
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