Failure of one or both of the testes to descend. SYN: cryptorchidism.

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cryp·tor·chism (krip-torґkiz-əm) cryptorchidism.

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  • cryptorchidism — cryptorchid, adj. /krip tawr ki diz euhm/, n. Pathol. failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum. Also, cryptorchism /krip tawr kiz euhm/. [1880 85; < NL cryptorchidismus, equiv. to crypt CRYPTO + orchid ( < Gk orchid ; see ORCHID) …   Universalium

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