cryptorchidism

[ krip-tawr-ki-diz-uh m ]
/ krɪpˈtɔr kɪˌdɪz əm /

noun Pathology.

failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum.
Also cryp·tor·chism [krip-tawr-kiz-uh m] /krɪpˈtɔr kɪz əm/.

Origin of cryptorchidism

1880–85; < New Latin cryptorchidismus, equivalent to crypt- crypto- + orchid- (< Greek orchid-; see orchid) + -ismus -ism

Related forms

cryp·tor·chid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cryptorchid

cryptorchid

/ (krɪpˈtɔːkɪd) /

noun

an animal or human in which the testes fail to descend into the scrotum

adjective

denoting or relating to such an individual

Derived Forms

cryptorchidism, noun

Word Origin for cryptorchid

from crypto- + orchid, from Greek orkhis testicle
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