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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.
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(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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In WHO 2016, the concept of germ cells with delayed maturation is introduced and the importance of their distinction from GCNIS is emphasized; this distinction will likely be most needed in the evaluation of biopsies from the cryptorchid testes of children at the time of orchiopexy.
The almost 10-fold higher prevalence of KS in cryptorchid boys supports the indication for a karyotype analysis in these children (13).
Expression of vimentin, cytokeratin, and desmin in Sertoli cells of human fetal, cryptorchid, and tumour-adjacent testicular tissue.
The mothers of the Danish cryptorchid boys were an estimated 43% more likely to have reported using one or more mild analgesics during pregnancy than mothers of boys with normal testicles.
Swain 2007, 4 calls him a cryptorchid. See also Holford-Strevens 2003,
Nishimune, "Arrest of spermatogonial differentiation in jsd/jsd, Sl17H/Sl17H, and cryptorchid mice," Biology of Reproduction, vol.
Unusual Locations of Hydatidosis: Cryptorchid Testicle and Peritoneum.
Although it commonly spreads to the regional lymph nodes, liver and lungs, it may also metastasize to unusual sites, such as paranasal sinuses and cryptorchid testis (5).
Atkinson, "Carcass and meat quality of second-cross cryptorchid lambs grazed on chicory (Cichorium intybus) or lucerne (medicago sativa)," Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, vol.