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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.


(krɪpˈtɔr kɪˌdɪz əm)

also cryp•tor•chism

(-kɪz əm)

failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum.
[1880–85; < New Latin cryptorchidismus=crypt- crypto- + orchid- (< Greek orchid-; see orchid) + -ismus -ism]
cryp•tor′chid, adj.


the failure of one or both testes to descend normally. — cryp-torchid, n., adj.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cryptorchidism - failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
undescended testicle, undescended testis - a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops; "undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer"
monorchidism, monorchism - failure of one testes to descend into the scrotum
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies


n criptorquidia
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That research focused on a link between prenatal exposure to acetaminophen and a condition known as cryptorchidism, or the absence of one or both testes from the scrotum, in both animal models and humans.
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