Definition of monorchid in English:

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Pronunciation: /mäˈnôrkəd/


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


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.



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


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

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Syllabification: mon·or·chid

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