One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person or animal) having only one testicle.
A person or animal having only one testicle.
- ‘Sexual imperfection was to be found in other conditions as well, such as in eunuchs and monorchids.’
- ‘When they finally released the results of the autopsy, it was revealed that the ribald words of the march ‘Colonel Bogey’ had been correct: he was monorchid.’
Early 19th century: from modern Latin monorchis, monorchid-, from Greek monos ‘single’ + orkhis ‘testicle’.
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