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crypt·or·chi·dism(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.]
cryp•tor•chi•dism(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]
the failure of one or both testes to descend normally. — cryp-torchid, n., adj.See also: Sex
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|Noun||1.||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"