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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.
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.