Gonad definition

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An organ in animals that produces gametes, especially a testis or ovary.
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An organ or gland in animals that produces reproductive cells; esp., an ovary or testis.
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An organ in animals that produces gametes, especially a testis or ovary.
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An organ in animals that produces reproductive cells (gametes). The ovary and testis are gonads.
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(anatomy) A sex organ that produces gametes; specifically, a testicle or ovary.
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(slang, in the plural) The testicles.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gonad
Plural:
gonads

Origin of gonad

  • New Latin gonas gonad- from Greek gonos procreation, genitals genə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek γονή (gonē, “seed, begetting, birth, offspring”), from γίγνεσθαι (gignesthai, “be born”).

    From Wiktionary