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gonad

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noun go·nad \ˈgō-ˌnad\

Simple Definition of gonad

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gonad

  1. :  a reproductive gland (as an ovary or testis) that produces gametes

gonadal play \gō-ˈna-dəl\ adjective

Origin of gonad

New Latin gonad-, gonas, from Greek gonos


First Known Use: 1880


Medical Dictionary

gonad

play
noun go·nad \ˈgō-ˌnad\

Medical Definition of gonad

  1. :  a gamete-producing reproductive gland (as an ovary or testis)

gonadal \gō-ˈnad-əl\play adjective



Learn More about gonad

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "gonad" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "gonad"


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