testicle

noun

tes·​ti·​cle ˈte-sti-kəl How to pronounce testicle (audio)
: testis
especially : one of a higher mammal usually with its enclosing structures
testicular adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And there is also no evidence to support testicle tanning—or, really, anything mentioned in the show—as a solution. Timothy Caulfield, Men's Health, 21 Nov. 2022 Part of the formula for the modern he-man, the film suggests, is testicle-tanning. Erik Wemple, Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2022 Stranger still, after reading up on Hitler’s defining characteristics, Polsky determines to check whether Herzog has just one testicle, as Hitler reportedly did. Peter Debruge, Variety, 5 Aug. 2022 What are the skincare benefits of salmon testicle DNA? Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2022 There were dog maulings and skull squishes, giant zombies and unwilling testicle removal. WIRED, 24 Aug. 2022 The result showed a large fluid collection (5 x 5 x 3 cm) superior to the left testicle. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 18 Aug. 2022 One protester alleges his testicle was burst, another that his teeth were knocked out. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2021 Because, after all, Tucker Carlson might have important new information to impart about such vital national issues as testicle tanning. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 June 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English testicule, from Latin testiculus, diminutive of testis

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Testicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/testicle. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

testicle

noun

tes·​ti·​cle ˈtes-ti-kəl How to pronounce testicle (audio)
: testis

Medical Definition

testicle

noun

tes·​ti·​cle ˈtes-ti-kəl How to pronounce testicle (audio)
: testis
especially : one with its enclosing structures

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