Meaning of undescended in English:


Pronunciation /ʌndɪˈsɛndɪd/


  • (of a testicle) remaining in the abdomen instead of descending normally into the scrotum.

    ‘Watchful waiting is not an option because true undescended testicles rarely descend spontaneously after three months of age.’
    • ‘Cryptorchidism, or undescended testicle, is usually diagnosed during the newborn examination.’
    • ‘The main risk factor appears to be having had an undescended testicle, where the testicle fails to reach its proper position within the scrotum naturally.’
    • ‘An operation may be needed to correct this if the testicles remain undescended at 6-12 months.’
    • ‘When I was 10 years old I had an operation to correct an undescended testicle.’