Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the testes concealed—that is, not contained in an external pouch or scrotum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having the testicles naturally concealed, as in the case of the cetaceans.

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  • adjective zoology Having the testicles naturally concealed, as in the case of the cetaceans.

Etymologies

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Latin testis testis + condere to hide.

Examples

  • For example, modern elephants 'testicles remain undescended and are deeply embedded in the body cavity (a trait referred to as "testicond"), whereas other mammals, such as seals, have descended testicles but are ascrotal, with the gonads simply being subcutaneous.

    Scientific American

  • For example, modern elephants 'testicles remain undescended and are deeply embedded in the body cavity (a trait referred to as "testicond"), whereas other mammals, such as seals, have descended testicles but are ascrotal, with the gonads simply being subcutaneous.

    Scientific American

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  • adj., Having the testes concealed within the body, as members of the order Cetacea.

    August 21, 2008

  • A normal condition, as opposed to cryptorchidism, which is an abnormal condition.

    August 21, 2008