tes·​ti·​cle | \ ˈte-sti-kəl How to pronounce testicle (audio) \

Definition of testicle

: testis especially : one of a higher mammal usually with its enclosing structures

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testicular \ te-​ˈsti-​kyə-​lər How to pronounce testicle (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web Hever Mendoza said that he’d been diagnosed with a tumor in his testicle about a month ago. Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Otay Mesa detainees say shift of health services to private contractor complicates care," 4 Oct. 2020 Simpson says Magnus has had bouts of insomnia, intermittent fevers, coughing, shortness of breath, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea, testicle pain, and a bloated stomach. Popular Science, "Some kids have been suffering from COVID-19 for months," 16 Sep. 2020 Simpson said Magnus has had bouts of insomnia, intermittent fevers, coughing, shortness of breath, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea, testicle pain, and a bloated stomach. Megan E. Doherty, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Happens When Children’s Covid-19 Symptoms Won’t Go Away," 11 Sep. 2020 Another liquid refreshment featured in the exhibition is an Icelandic beer made with whale testicle that's been smoked in sheep's dung. Paul Rhys, Star Tribune, "Phew! Revolting spit and poo brews shown in Swedish exhibit," 4 Sep. 2020 The male’s teeth, combined with the presence of pup hair, small testicles and other signs,help the vets mark the wolf as a pup, age 1. Debra Utacia Krol, azcentral, "Health of packs studied, new wolves identified in annual Mexican gray wolf count," 10 Feb. 2020 And if that wasn't weird enough, the testicles are smoked in dry sheep dung. Chris Morris, Fortune, "If you like Skittles and Trix, you will love this new beer," 30 Jan. 2020 In 1876, not long after Schultze’s death, a budding scholar dissected some 400 of them looking for testicles: nary a one. The Economist, "The mysterious life and times of eels," 18 Dec. 2019 Despite the incredibly odd blog posts that Kapler has posted, providing tips for tanning testicles and masturbation. Al Saracevic, SFChronicle.com, "Giants face PR mess: If Gabe Kapler is innocent, is Farhan Zaidi guilty?," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of testicle

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for testicle

Middle English testicule, from Latin testiculus, diminutive of testis

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The first known use of testicle was in the 15th century

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“Testicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/testicle. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of testicle

: one of two small organs that are located in a sack of skin (called the scrotum) in men and male animals and that produce sperm and male hormones


tes·​ti·​cle | \ ˈtes-ti-kəl How to pronounce testicle (audio) \

Medical Definition of testicle

: testis especially : one with its enclosing structures

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