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UNDESCENDED TESTICLE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does undescended testicle mean? 

UNDESCENDED TESTICLE (noun)
  The noun UNDESCENDED TESTICLE has 1 sense:

1. a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops

  Familiarity information: UNDESCENDED TESTICLE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNDESCENDED TESTICLE (noun)


Sense 1undescended testicle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

undescended testicle; undescended testis

Context example:

undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer

Hypernyms ("undescended testicle" is a kind of...):

ball; ballock; bollock; egg; nut; orchis; testicle; testis (one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens)

Holonyms ("undescended testicle" is a part of...):

cryptorchidism; cryptorchidy; cryptorchism (failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops)


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