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cryptorchidism

Line breaks: crypt|orchid|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪpˌtɔːkɪdɪzm
 
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Definition of cryptorchidism in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A condition in which one or both of the testes fail to descend from the abdomen into the scrotum.
Example sentences
  • The condition, known as cryptorchidism, or undescended testes, is related to the increase in the number of lower sperm counts, declining sperm quality and infertility.
  • They also reported that the incidence of testicular tumours, cryptorchidism, and hypospadias is increasing.
  • Previous disorders of the testes, such as cryptorchidism or spermatic cord torsion, or a history of inguinal, scrotal, or retroperitoneal surgery, are associated with subfertility.

Origin

late 19th century: from crypto- 'hidden' + Greek orkhis, orkhid- 'testicle' + -ism.

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