cryptorchidism

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

noun Pathology.

failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum.

Nearby words

  1. cryptophyte,
  2. cryptopodia,
  3. cryptoporticus,
  4. cryptorchid,
  5. cryptorchidectomy,
  6. cryptorchidopexy,
  7. cryptorchism,
  8. cryptosporidiosis,
  9. cryptosporidium,
  10. cryptosystem

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 formscryp·tor·chid, adjective

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Medicine definitions for cryptorchism

cryptorchism

[ krĭp-tôrkĭz′əm ]

n.

A developmental defect marked by failure of the testes to descend into the scrotum.

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