- 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
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- an animal or human in which the testes fail to descend into the scrotum
- denoting or relating to such an individual
Word Origin for cryptorchid
from crypto- + orchid, from Greek orkhis testicle
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