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

Other Words from testicle

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

Examples of testicle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is the one where Nicolas Cage’s testicle gets blown off halfway through. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 20 Sep. 2021 Triston had surgery to remove his left testicle Oct. 15. David Hinojosa, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Oct. 2021 Further protection would come from the brewing of new potions, childhood exposure to the monsters, and experimental treatments with dragon testicle. Teddy Wayne, The New Yorker, 27 Sep. 2021 Respected pathogen/testicle expert Nicki Minaj claims that she has been locked out of her Twitter, thus ending the saga of her cousin’s friend’s balls. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 16 Sep. 2021 The cancer had spread to his lungs, lymph nodes, abdomen and brain; undergoes surgery the next day to have the malignant testicle removed. CNN, 6 Sep. 2021 Fully, crazy-eyed lunatic with testicle necklace hanging from his belt. Jen Chaney, Vulture, 27 Aug. 2021 Zahn is excellent too, and that testicle shot is essential in some ways. BostonGlobe.com, 19 July 2021 Another, who had served as a volunteer teaching officers how to build community trust, needed emergency surgery to repair his testicle. NBC News, 23 June 2021

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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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17 Dec 2021

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“Testicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/testicle. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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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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