gonadal agenesis -->
gonadal aplasia
medical dictionary

Congenital absence of essentially all gonadal tissue; the external genitalia and genital ducts are female, but if interstitial cells of Leydig are present, the external genitalia are commonly ambiguous and the genital ducts are female.

See: gonadal dysgenesis.

Compare: Klinefelter's syndrome, Turner's syndrome.

Synonyms: gonadal agenesis.

(05 Mar 2000)

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