an organ or gland in animals that produces reproductive cells; esp., an ovary or testis
Origin of gonad; from Modern Latin gonas (pl. gonades) ; from Classical Greek gon?, a seed, generation ; from Indo-European an unverified form gon- ; from base an unverified form ?en-, to produce from source genus
An organ in animals that produces gametes, especially a testis or ovary.
Origin of gonadNew Latin gonas, gonad-, from Greek gonos, procreation, genitals; see gen&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- go·nad′al , go·nad′ic
Ancient Greek γονή (gonē, “seed, begetting, birth, offspring”), from γίγνεσθαι (gignesthai, “be born”).