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(mɒnˈɔːkɪˌdɪzəm) or


(Medicine) the medical condition of only having one testicle
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(məˈnɔr kɪˌdɪz əm)

also mo•nor•chism

(məˈnɔr kɪz əm)
n. Pathol.
a condition in which one testis is absent or has not descended into the scrotum.
[1860–65; monorchid + -ism]
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Noun1.monorchidism - failure of one testes to descend into the scrotum
cryptorchidism, cryptorchidy, cryptorchism - failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
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References in periodicals archive ?
Monorchidism refers to the complete absence of a second testicle--only one ever developed--and it's so rare, we've yet to find a vet who has ever seen a monorchid dog!
Monorchidism is where there is only one testicle in total and anorchidism is where there are no testicles - both are very rare in cats.
There are over 300 of these capsules, interspersed in the narrative, and dealing with subjects as diverse and fascinating as Condom (the contraceptive is allegedly named after a Captain Condom, said to have been physician or commander at the Court of Charles IIe), Syllabus (an account of Roman Catholic attempts at censorship which includes the incidental description of Dostoevskii as 'arguably the greatest mind of the age') or Bogey (gives some fascinating details on the congenital monorchidism allegedly afflicting Hitler).