Definitions

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  • adj. Not descended.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of the testis) remaining in the abdomen instead of descending into the scrotum

Etymologies

un- +‎ descended (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Because surgery to repair a hernia and the procedure to correct the congenital malformation known as undescended testicles are both done very close to the spermatic cord, the blood supply to the testicles can be endangered during these operations.

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  • Endocrine disruptors have been implicated in birth defects of the male reproductive system, such as undescended testicles and a penile deformity called hypospadias.

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  • Genital ambiguity occurs in an estimated one in 4,500 births, and problems such as undescended testes happen in one in 100.

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  • And a 2008 study found that baby boys are more likely to have genital changes, such as undescended testicles and smaller penises, if they were exposed before birth to high levels of phthalates, hormone-disrupting chemicals found in medical tubing, vinyl and other products.

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  • Baby boys are more likely to have changes in their genitals -- such as undescended testicles and smaller penises -- if their mothers were exposed to high levels of a controversial chemical during pregnancy, a new study shows.

    Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • [Rachel's introduction: Baby boys are more likely to have changes in their genitals -- such as undescended testicles and smaller penises -- if their mothers were exposed to high levels of common chemicals (called phthalates) during pregnancy.

    Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

  • As an injection, the hormone is approved only as a fertility treatment and treatment of undescended testicles -- not a weight loss aid.

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  • Although it has been known for more than a century that boys with undescended testes (UDT) are at risk for low sperm counts and infertility, the reason for this has never been understood.

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  • (Additional surgeries included procedures for his undescended testicles.)

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  • Since 1985, we have compiled a library of more than 4000 testis biopsies on more than 200 patients with a wide range of genital anomalies from cryptorchidism (undescended testicle) to disorders of sex development (intersex).

    Pediatric Andrology Program and Research

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