cryptorchid testis


cryptorchid testis
undescended t.

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  • Testis — The testis (or testicle) is the male sex gland. A pair of testes are located behind the penis in a pouch of skin called the scrotum. The testes have two functions: one in regard to sperm and the other in regard to hormones. The testes produce and …   Medical dictionary

  • cryptorchid — Relating to or characterized by cryptorchism. [crypto + G. orchis, testis] * * * crypt·or·chid krip tȯr kəd adj affected with cryptorchidism compare MONORCHID cryptorchid n a cryptorchid individual * * * cryp·tor·chid (krip torґkid) [crypto + Gr …   Medical dictionary

  • undescended testis — 1. a testis in the normal pathway of descent but failing to descend into the scrotum; see also 2. cryptorchidism. Called also cryptorchid or retained t. cryptorchidism …   Medical dictionary

  • Spermatogenesis — is the process by which male spermatogonia develop into mature spermatozoa. Spermatozoa are the mature male gametes in many sexually reproducing organisms. Thus, spermatogenesis is the male version of gametogenesis. In mammals it occurs in the… …   Wikipedia

  • cryptorchidism — cryptorchid, adj. /krip tawr ki diz euhm/, n. Pathol. failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum. Also, cryptorchism /krip tawr kiz euhm/. [1880 85; < NL cryptorchidismus, equiv. to crypt CRYPTO + orchid ( < Gk orchid ; see ORCHID) …   Universalium

  • Cryptorchidism — Classification and external resources ICD 10 Q53 …   Wikipedia

  • Gelding — A gelding is a castrated animal mdash; in English, the term specifically refers to a castrated male horse or other equine such as a donkey or a mule. As a verb, it also refers to the castration procedure itself. The word comes from the Old Norse… …   Wikipedia

  • monorchid — mon·or·chid mä nȯr kəd adj having only one testis or only one testis descended into the scrotum compare CRYPTORCHID monorchid n a monorchid individual * * * mon·or·chid (mon orґkid) 1. having just one testis in the scrotum; see monorchism. 2. an …   Medical dictionary

  • Cryptorchidism — A condition in which one or both testicles fail to move from the abdomen, where they develop before birth, into the scrotum; also called undescended testicles. Boys who have had cryptorchidism that was not corrected in early childhood are at… …   Medical dictionary

  • cryptorchidectomy — cryp·tor·chi·dec·to·my (krip″tor kĭ dekґtə me) [cryptorchid + ectomy] in veterinary medicine, excision of an undescended testis, most commonly done in horses …   Medical dictionary