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 testicular (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 Among other things, the tanuki has enormous testicles (but not Tom Nook; this is a family game). Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "There Are No Losers in the Animal Crossing Economy," 15 Apr. 2020 Now, Jane's facial feminization surgery and orchiectomy (surgery to remove testicles) have been canceled until further notice. Li Cohen, CBS News, "Coronavirus pandemic highlights barriers to health care for transgender community," 10 Apr. 2020 So rather than avoiding his hostile ex Amanda (Freida Pinto), Jack gets stuck alongside her, while Dina is stranded next to Sidney (Tim Key), a thumping bore who is not Scottish but wears a kilt to allow for endless jokes about testicle discomfort. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Love Wedding Repeat': Film Review," 10 Apr. 2020 According to the website Know Your Meme, a TikTok user named @cryinginthecar wanted to verify a report in 2013 from The Daily Mail claiming testicles have tastebuds. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "The weird and dangerous side of TikTok, featuring soy sauce, cereal and electrical outlets," 24 Jan. 2020

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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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10 May 2020

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“Testicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/testicle. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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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


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Medical Definition of testicle

: testis especially : one with its enclosing structures

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