testicle

noun
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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Other Words from testicle

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

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The scientists later removed the second testicle, chopping it into pieces. National Geographic, "First primate born using frozen testicle technique," 21 Mar. 2019 That's what causes that feeling of ache and pain in the testicles, which is what is referred to as blue balls. Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, "What Is Blue Balls?," 3 Sep. 2019 But even with a private nurse, my father soon developed bedsores, and then suffered the agony of an orchiectomy to remove gangrenous testicles. Lynn Freed, Harper's magazine, "We Were So Happy Then," 10 Mar. 2019 Goodheart does tolerate Three Stooges-style ear-tweaking violence, and even a fist to the testicles. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Review: Elm Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’ a joyous, joke-based stroll in the park," 19 Aug. 2019 That, and considering that the first is a testicle and the other is, well, a slug. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Preparing uni and lobster," 19 June 2019 Other symptoms include difficulty chewing, pain and tenderness of the testicles, fever, headache, muscle aches and tiredness. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mumps cases continue to increase in San Diego County," 24 July 2019 Amie took doctors’ advice and raised her first baby as a boy, agreeing to surgery to bring down undescended testicles. Washington Post, "Lovingly, a family raises an intersex child - again," 10 June 2019 Stay away from hot tubs and saunas: Exposing the testicles to hot temperatures is widely accepted to decrease sperm production. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Sperm counts are falling. This isn’t the reproductive apocalypse — yet.," 30 May 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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testicle

noun

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

testicle

noun
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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