an organ or gland in animals that produces reproductive cells; esp., an ovary or testis
Origin of gonadfrom 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 genə- in Indo-European roots.
- go·nad′al go·nad′ic
Ancient Greek γονή (gonē, “seed, begetting, birth, offspring”), from γίγνεσθαι (gignesthai, “be born”).