monorchism

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monorchism

 [mon´or-kizm]
the condition of having only one testis or one descended testis.

mon·or·chism

(mon'ōr-kizm),
A condition in which only one testis is apparent, the other being absent or undescended.
Synonym(s): monorchia, monorchidism
[mono- + G. orchis, testis]

mon·or·chism

(mon'ōr-kizm)
A condition in which only one testis is apparent, the other being absent or undescended.
[mono- + G. orchis, testis]

monorchism

Having only one testicle in the scrotum. This is usually due to failure of descent of one testicle from the abdomen and occurs in about 1 boy in 50. An undescended testicle remains sterile and is much more prone to cancer than normal.