gonad

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noun go·nad \ˈgō-ˌnad\

Definition of gonad

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

gonadal

play \gō-ˈna-dəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of gonad

New Latin gonad-, gonas, from Greek gonos


First Known Use: 1880


GONAD Defined for English Language Learners

gonad

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noun go·nad \ˈgō-ˌnad\

Definition of gonad for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

gonad

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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

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