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gonadal aplasia


Definition: 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 Also: gonadal dysgenesis, gonadal agenesis

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