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[krip-tawr-ki-diz-uh m]
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noun Pathology.
  1. failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum.
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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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cryptorchism in Medicine


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