[hahy-puh-goh-na-diz-uh m, -gon-a-]
- diminished hormonal or reproductive functioning in the testes or the ovaries.
- a manifestation of this, as delayed pubescence or Klinefelter's syndrome.
Also hy·po·go·nad·i·a [hahy-poh-goh-nad-ee-uh] /ˌhaɪ poʊ goʊˈnæd i ə/.
Origin of hypogonadism
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- Inadequate functioning of the testes or ovaries as manifested by deficiencies in gametogenesis or the secretion of gonadal hormones.
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