[hahy-puh-goh-na-diz-uh m, -gon-a-]

noun Pathology.

diminished hormonal or reproductive functioning in the testes or the ovaries.
a manifestation of this, as delayed pubescence or Klinefelter's syndrome.

Also hy·po·go·nad·i·a [hahy-poh-goh-nad-ee-uh] /ˌhaɪ poʊ goʊˈnæd i ə/.

Origin of hypogonadism

First recorded in 1915–20; hypo- + gonad + -ism
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hypogonadism in Medicine


[hī′pō-gōnăd-ĭz′əm, -gŏnə-dĭz′əm]


Inadequate functioning of the testes or ovaries as manifested by deficiencies in gametogenesis or the secretion of gonadal hormones.
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