orchido-, orchid-, orchio-, orchi-, -orchium

(Greek > Latin: testes; testicles)

The terms testis (singular) and testes (plural) refer to the male reproductive gland (or glands), the source of spermatozoa and of the androgens, usually paired in an external scrotum in man and certain other mammals. The word testicle is a diminutive of testis.

orchiopathy
Any disease of the testis.
orchiopexy, orchiorrhaphy
Surgical fixation of the testis in the scrotum, usually in cases of undescensus.
orchioplasty
Surgical reconstruction of the testis.
orchioscheocele
Scrotal tumor with scrotal hernia.
orchioscirrhus
Hardening of the testes.
orchiotherapy
Medical treatment of the gonads with testicular extracts.
orchiotomy, orchotomy
Incision and drainage of a testis.
orchis (singular), orchises (plural)
Testis, testes.
orchitic
1. Pertaining to, causing, or affected with orchitis.
2. Denoting orchitis.
orchitis
Inflammation of the testis. The disease is marked by pain, swelling, and a feeling of weight. It may occur idiopathically, or it may be associated with conditions such as mumps, gonorrhea, filarial disease, syphilis, or tuberculosis.
orchotomy
Excision of the testicles; castration.
periorchitis
Inflammation of the tunica vaginalis testis.
polyorchis
1. Having more than two testicles.
2. The presence of one or more supernumerary testes.
pseudocryptorchism
A condition in which the testes descend to the scrotum but continue to move up and down, rising high in the inguinal canal at one time and descending to the scrotum at another.
synorchism, synorchidism
Fusion of the testicles, usually within the abdomen or scrotum.

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