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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