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In the past, researchers cut open juvenile turtles to inspect their gonads.
Last week, one of them took a field goal to the gonads and barely flinched.
Even so, the researchers note that reduced food supplies don’t stop these resourceful creatures, which can regrow their gonads once food availability increases.
The birds might also feed selectively on certain parts of jellies, like their gonads, which are rich in fats and proteins.
A study based on penguin cams released last year revealed the penguins targeted jellyfish with large gonads while hunting.
An oyster’s gonad — its largest organ — makes up 30 to 40 percent of its body mass when fully developed.
That thing sticking out between the legs in the photo above is the beak; immature planthoppers don’t have gonads yet.
But as seasons change, warming water may induce oysters to spawn, releasing the contents of their gonads.
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Origin and Etymology of gonad
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
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Definition of gonad for English Language Learners
: a sex organ that produces sperm or eggs : a testicle or an ovary
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