undescended testicle

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un·de·scend·ed testicle

A testicle that has remained within the inguinal canal and has not descended to the scrotum.
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Noun1.undescended testicle - a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus developsundescended testicle - a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops; "undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer"
ballock, bollock, testicle, testis, orchis, egg, ball, nut - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
cryptorchidism, cryptorchidy, cryptorchism - failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
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