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 (krĭp-tôr′kĭ-dĭz′əm) also crypt·or·chism (-kĭz′əm)
A developmental defect marked by the failure of the testes to descend into the scrotum.

[From New Latin cryptorchidismus, from Greek kruptorkhos, having undescended testicles : crypt(o)- + orkhis, orkhid-, testicle.]

crypt·or′chid n.


(Anatomy) an animal or human in which the testes fail to descend into the scrotum
(Anatomy) denoting or relating to such an individual
[from crypto- + orchid, from Greek orkhis testicle]
crypˈtorchidˌism, crypˈtorchism n
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Unusual Locations of Hydatidosis: Cryptorchid Testicle and Peritoneum.
We chose a cohort where the cryptorchid cases were defined by direct observation during orchidopexy.
Is a testis located at the superficial inguinal pouch (Denis Browne pouch) comparable to a true cryptorchid testis?
9) The majority of cryptorchid testes lie distal to the external inguinal ring and are palpable.
Dogs with bilateral cryptorchidism are almost always sterile or infertile, but some dogs who are unilaterally cryptorchid may have viable sperm.
9% of children attain spontaneous descending of cryptorchid testicle within the first 6 months of age.
Changes in testis histology in cryptorchid testes are variable depending on the age of the individual at the time of orchidopexy and the position and duration of cryptorchidism.
Kohri, "Influence for testicular development and histological peculiarity in the testes of flutamide-induced cryptorchid rat model," International Journal of Urology, vol.
Further mobilization of the vas deferens down into the pelvis allowed for adequate mobilization of the last remaining right-sided cryptorchid testicle.
In domestic animals seminomas often develop in cryptorchid testes (1); however, because avian testes are normally intra-abdominal, this does not appear to increase the risk of testicular tumors in birds.