ovotestis

noun

ovo·​tes·​tis ˌō-vō-ˈte-stəs How to pronounce ovotestis (audio)
: a hermaphrodite gonad

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ovotestis was in 1877

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“Ovotestis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ovotestis. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

ovotestis

noun
ovo·​tes·​tis ˌō-vō-ˈtes-təs How to pronounce ovotestis (audio)
plural ovotestes -ˌtēz How to pronounce ovotestis (audio)
: a hermaphrodite gonad containing both ovarian and testicular tissue
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