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  • n. anorchia

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Absence of testes.

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  • n. absence of one of both testes


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  • The retained testis is probably functionally useless; so that a man in whom both testes are retained (anorchism) is sterile, though he may not be impotent.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3c. The Male Genital Organs

  • Complete absence of the testicles, or anorchism, is a comparatively rare anomaly, and it is very difficult to distinguish between anorchism and arrest of development, or simple atrophy, which is much more common.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine


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