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