cryptorchism


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crypt·or·chi·dism

 (krĭp-tôr′kĭ-dĭz′əm) also crypt·or·chism (-kĭz′əm)
n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cryptorchism - 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
Translations

cryp·tor·chism

n. criptorquismo, falta de descenso testicular al escroto.
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They also found that all patients with history of bilateral cryptorchism had sperm counts well below normal with a mean of 5.
Identification in rats of a programming window for reproductive tract masculinisation, disruption of which leads to hypospadias and cryptorchism.