noun go·nad \ˈgō-ˌnad\

: a sex organ that produces sperm or eggs : a testicle or an ovary

Full Definition of GONAD

:  a reproductive gland (as an ovary or testis) that produces gametes
go·nad·al \gō-ˈna-dəl\ adjective

Origin of GONAD

New Latin gonad-, gonas, from Greek gonos
First Known Use: 1880

Other Anatomy Terms

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Medical Dictionary


noun go·nad \ˈgō-ˌnad\

Medical Definition of GONAD

:  a gamete-producing reproductive gland (as an ovary or testis)
go·nad·al \gō-ˈnad-əl\ adjective


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