testis

noun tes·tis \ ˈtes-təs \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of testis

plural testes play \ˈtes-ˌtēz\
: a typically paired male reproductive gland that produces sperm and secretes testosterone and that in most mammals is contained within the scrotum at sexual maturity

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Origin and Etymology of testis

Latin, witness, testis


TESTIS Defined for Kids

testis

noun tes·tis \ ˈte-stəs \

Definition of testis for Students

plural testes \ˈte-ˌstēz\
: a male reproductive gland that produces sperm

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testis

noun tes·tis \ ˈtes-təs \

medical Definition of testis

plural testes play \ˈtes-ˌtēz\
: a typically paired male reproductive gland that usually consists largely of seminiferous tubules from the epithelium of which spermatozoa develop, that contains androgen-secreting Leydig cells in the interstitial tissue, that corresponds to the ovary of the female and in craniate vertebrates develops from the genital ridges of the embryo, and that in most mammals descends into the scrotum before the attainment of sexual maturity and in many cases before birth

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