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anorchism

condition of lack of one or both testes

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aspermia

lack of sperm for failure to ejaculate sperm

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azoospermia

condition in which semen lacks spermatozoa

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balanitis

inflammation of the glans penis

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benign prostatic hyperplasia

enlargement of the prostate gland

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condyloma

wartlike growth on skin; often see on external genitalia

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cryptorchidism

condition in which one or both testes fail to descend into scrotum

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epididymitis

inflammation of the epididymis

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epispadias

congenital defect; urethra opens on dorsum of penis

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eugenics

study and control of the bringing forth of offspring as a means of improving genetic characteristics of future generations

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gamete

mature reproductive cell of the male or female

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gynecomastia

pathological condition of excessive development of mammary glands in the male

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hydrocele

accumulation of fluid in a saclike cavity

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hypospadias

congenital defect in which the urethra opens the underside of the penis

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mitosis

ordinary condition of cell division

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oligospermia

insufficient amount of spermatozoa in semen

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orchidectomy

surgical excision of a testicle

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orchidotomy

incision into a testicle

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orchiditis

inflammation of a testicle

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parenchyma

essential cells of a gland or organ that are concerned with its function

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phimosis

condition of the narrowing of the prepuce; foreskin cannot be drawn back over the glans penis

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prostatectomy

surgical excision of the prostate

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prostatitis

inflammation of the prostate

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spermatoblast

sperm germ cell

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spermatocele

cystic swelling of the epididymis that contains spermatozoa

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spermatogenesis

formation of spermatozoa

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spermatozoon

male sex cell

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varicocele

enlargement and twisting of the veins of the spermatic cord

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vesiculitis

inflammation of a seminal vesicle

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site of sperm production within testes

seminiferous tubules

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