cryptorchidism love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A developmental defect marked by the failure of the testes to descend into the scrotum.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as cryptorchism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine The failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum

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

  • noun failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin cryptorchidismus, from Greek kruptorkhos, having undescended testicles : crypt(o)– + orkhis, orkhid-, testicle.]

Examples

  • Gene expression profiles offer unprecedented insight into the diverse alterations that occur in cryptorchidism.

    Urology Division Research

  • This condition, called cryptorchidism literally “hidden testicle”, is found in about 1 percent of newborn and one-year-old males.

    A Baby at Last!

  • I read about hyperadrenocorticism and feminizing testes and something called cryptorchidism, which applied to me.

    Middlesex

  • But there is the curious fact that when the descent is not normal and complete, in what is called cryptorchidism, the organs are always sterile.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • The facts concerning cryptorchidism, that is to say, failure of the descent of the testes in Mammals, seem to show that the hormone of the testis is not derived from semen or spermatogenesis, for in the testes which have remained in the abdomen there is no spermatogenesis, while the interstitial cells are present, and the animals in some cases exhibit normal or even excessive sexual instinct, and all the male characteristics are well marked.

    Hormones and Heredity

  • That condition, known as cryptorchidism, can also result in fertility problems later in life as a result of poor semen quality, and higher risk of testicular cancer.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • This condition, called cryptorchidism, is known to be a risk factor for poor semen quality and a greater risk of testicular cancer.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • This condition, called cryptorchidism, is known to be a risk factor for poor semen quality and a greater risk of testicular cancer.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • These included overall developmental delay, impaired growth, hearing loss, and a congenital defect called cryptorchidism, in which one or both testicles fail to move into the scrotum before birth.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • These included overall developmental delay, impaired growth, hearing loss, and a congenital defect called cryptorchidism, in which one or both testicles fail to move into the scrotum before birth.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

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  • I learned what varieties we hermaphrodites came in. I read about hyperadrenocorticism and feminizing testes and something called cryptorchidism, which applied to me.

    —Jeffrey Eugenides, 2002, Middlesex, p. 494

    August 17, 2008

  • Appled? Typo for appealed?

    September 8, 2008

  • Nope, applied. Fixed.

    September 9, 2008