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gonad

Definitions of gonad
  1. noun
    a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
    synonyms: sex gland
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    ovary
    (vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone
    ovotestis
    hermaphroditic gonad that contains both testicular and ovarian tissue
    cobblers
    a man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang: cobbler's awl rhymes with ball)
    undescended testicle, undescended testis
    a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
    type of:
    ductless gland, endocrine, endocrine gland
    any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
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