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monorchid

Syllabification: mon·or·chid
Pronunciation: /mäˈnôrkəd
 
/

Definition of monorchid in English:

adjective

(Of a person or animal) having only one testicle.

noun

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A person or animal having only one testicle.
Example sentences
  • Sexual imperfection was to be found in other conditions as well, such as in eunuchs and monorchids.
  • When they finally released the results of the autopsy, it was revealed that the ribald words of the march ‘Colonel Bogey’ had been correct: he was monorchid.

Origin

early 19th century: from modern Latin monorchis, monorchid-, from Greek monos 'single' + orkhis 'testicle'.

Derivatives

monorchidism

1
Pronunciation: /mäˈnôrkiˌdizəm/
noun
Example sentences
  • Psychiatrists have diagnosed him after his death as a ‘borderline personality ‘with strong paranoid tendencies intensified by monorchidism.’

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