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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.]
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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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