maldescent

noun
mal·​des·​cent | \ ˌmal-di-ˈsent How to pronounce maldescent (audio) \

Medical Definition of maldescent

: an improper or incomplete descent of a testis into the scrotum

Other Words from maldescent

maldescended \ -​ˈsend-​əd How to pronounce maldescended (audio) \ adjective

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“Maldescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/maldescent. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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