from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A developmental defect marked by the failure of the testes to descend into the scrotum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Retention of the testicles in the cavity of the abdomen, owing to the failure of the organs to descend from their primitive position into the scrotum. Also cryptorchidism, cryptorchismus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
From New Latin cryptorchidismus, from Greek kruptorkhos, having undescended testicles : crypt(o)- + orkhis, orkhid-, testicle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)