[muh-nawr-ki-diz-uh m]

noun Pathology.

a prenatal or postnatal condition in which one testis is absent or has not descended into the scrotum.

Nearby words

  1. monopteral,
  2. monopteron,
  3. monopteros,
  4. monorail,
  5. monorchid,
  6. monorchism,
  7. monorhinous,
  8. monorhyme,
  9. monosaccharide,
  10. monosaturated

Also mo·nor·chism [muh-nawr-kiz-uh m] /məˈnɔr kɪz əm/.

Origin of monorchidism

First recorded in 1860–65; monorchid + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for monorchism




A condition in which only one testis is apparent, the other being absent or undescended.
Related formsmon′or•chidic null adj.

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