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

  • noun Inadequate functioning of the testes or ovaries as manifested by deficiencies in gametogenesis or the secretion of gonadal hormones.

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  • noun A defect of the reproductive system that results in lack of function of the gonads (ovaries or testes).

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  • noun incompetence of the gonads (especially in the male with low testosterone); results in deficient development of secondary sex characteristics and (in prepubertal males) a body with long legs and a short trunk

Etymologies

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hypo- + gonad + -ism.

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