Testis meaning

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An analogous gland in an invertebrate animal, such as a flatworm or a mollusk.
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One of the paired male reproductive organs that produce spermatozoa and male sex hormones in humans and other vertebrates.
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One of the paired male reproductive organs that produce spermatozoa and male sex hormones in humans and other vertebrates.
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An analogous gland in an invertebrate animal, such as a flatworm or a mollusk.
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The primary reproductive organ of male animals, in which sperm and the male sex hormones (androgens) are produced. In most vertebrates, the testes are contained inside the body. In many mammals, however, the testes are enclosed in an external scrotum.
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(anatomy) A testicle of a vertebrate.
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(biology) An analogous gland in invertebrates such as the hydra.
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Origin of testis

  • Latin witness, testis testify

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