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go·nad

 (gō′năd′)
n.
An organ in animals that produces gametes, especially a testis or ovary.

[New Latin gonas, gonad-, from Greek gonos, procreation, genitals; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

go·nad′al (gō-năd′l), go·nad′ic adj.

gonad

(ˈɡəʊnæd)
n
1. (Biology) an animal organ in which gametes are produced, such as a testis or an ovary
2. slang a foolish or stupid person
[C19: from New Latin gonas, from Greek gonos seed]
ˈgonadal, gonadial, goˈnadic adj

go•nad

(ˈgoʊ næd, ˈgɒn æd)

n.
any organ or gland in which gametes are produced; an ovary or testis.
[1875–80; < Greek gón(os) or gon(ḗ) procreation (see gono-) + -ad- -ad1]
go•nad′al, adj.

go·nad

(gō′năd′)
An organ in animals that produces reproductive cells; an ovary or testis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gonad - a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are producedgonad - a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
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
ballock, bollock, testicle, testis, orchis, egg, ball, nut - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
Translations

gonad

[ˈgɒnæd] Ngónada f

gonad

nGonade f

gonad

[ˈgəʊnæd] ngonade f

go·nad

n. gónada, glándula productora de gametos: los ovarios en la mujer y los testículos en el hombre.

gonad

n gónada
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3] Recognition of this condition is important because of the risk of malignancy if the gonads are kept in situ.
In the current study, the biochemical changes (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, Vtg/Vn) occurring in the hemolymph and gonad of Panopea globosa during a maturation cycle in the field were evaluated.
Splenogonadal fusion is postulated to result from the development of an abnormal attachment between the gonad and spleen duriny approximately the [5.
Betzer and Pilson (1974) reported an annual change in gonad index (fresh weight of the gonad/fresh weight of whole soft tissues) of channeled whelk in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, with spawning most likely occurring in late summer and fall.
The researchers found that enzyme-assisted aqueous extraction recovered up to about 82% of sea urchin gonad lipid from different samples.
19] on gonad formation mentioned that germ cells in mammals for the first time can detectable in the yolk sac endoderm.
1, 1, 10, and 50 [micro]M) either by comparing one gonad cultured in medium containing Cd with the other gonad from the same fetus cultured in control medium (mouse) or by comparing pieces of the same gonad cultured with or without Cd (human).
Hill J, Kenny N: Gonad protection in young orthopaedic patients.
In fact, some authors consider DMP a variant of mixed gonadal dysgenesis,[4,8-9] which is defined as the coexistence of a streak gonad and a dysgenetic testis in a patient with a 45,X/46,XY karyotype.
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