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English definition of “cryptorchidism”


noun [U]     /ˈkrɪp.tɔː.kɪd.ɪz.əm/ US  /krɪpˈtɔr.kɪˌdɪz.əm/ specialized
a condition in which a man's scrotum ( =a bag of skin near the penis) contains only one testicle ( =round sex organ) or no testiclesDiseases of the reproductive system
(Definition of cryptorchidism noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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