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cryptorchidism

[ krip-tawr-ki-diz-uhm ]
/ krɪpˈtɔr kɪˌdɪz əm /
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noun Pathology.
failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum.
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Also cryp·tor·chism [krip-tawr-kiz-uhm]. /krɪpˈtɔr kɪz əm/.

Origin of cryptorchidism

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cryptorchidism

cryp·tor·chid, adjective
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