anorchia


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Related to anorchia: cryptorchidism, hypospadias

anorchism

 [an-or´kizm]
congenital absence of one or both testes.

an·or·chism

(an-ōr'kizm),
Absence of the testes; may be congenital or acquired.
See also: monorchia, monorchism.
Synonym(s): anorchia
[G. an- priv. + orchis, testicle]

anorchia

/an·or·chia/ (an-or´ke-ah) congenital absence of one or both testes in a male.

anorchia

[anôr′kē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, a + orchis, not testis
the congenital absence of one or both testes.

anorchia

The congenital absence of one or more testes. Anorchism is the term preferred by some major medical lexicons (Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, International Dictionary of Medicine), which in the spoken form it may be misunderstood as anarchism.

anorchia

Anorchism Urology Congenital absence of one or both testes. Cf Cryptorchism.

an·or·chism

(an-ōr'kizm)
Absence of the testes; may be congenital or acquired.
Synonym(s): anorchia, anorchidism.
[G. an- priv. + orchis, testicle]