undescended testis


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.

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  • undescended testis — noun a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer • Syn: ↑undescended testicle • Hypernyms: ↑testis, ↑testicle, ↑orchis, ↑ball, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • undescended testicle — noun a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer • Syn: ↑undescended testis • Hypernyms: ↑testis, ↑testicle, ↑orchis, ↑ball, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • undescended — adjective Date: 1701 retained within the inguinal region rather than descending into the scrotum < an undescended testis > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • undescended — un·de·scend·ed .ən di sen dəd adj retained within the iliac region rather than descending into the scrotum <an undescended testis> …   Medical dictionary

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  • ectopia testis — malposition of a testis, such as an undescended testis …   Medical dictionary

  • abdominal testis — an undescended testis located in the abdominal cavity …   Medical dictionary

  • canalicular testis — an undescended testis located between the internal and external inguinal rings …   Medical dictionary

  • gliding testis — an undescended testis that can reach the top of the scrotum but then glides back up …   Medical dictionary

  • peeping testis — an undescended testis in the peritoneal cavity that moves slightly across the internal inguinal ring …   Medical dictionary