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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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While total weight is largely affected by changes in gonad weight, seasonal changes in somatic weight (body weight minus gonad weight) also contribute.
For the gonad differentiation related genes, the expression profiles of Cyp19A and Cyp19B show a pattern of increase in short time and low concentration, but decline in long time and high concentration.
1 mm) was registered; then, a portion of gonad tissue was removed and fixed in 10% formaldehyde in seawater.
For Katla, Pb was exceeded the recommended value provided by FAO/WHO whereas Cd and Ni were within the guidelines except for Cd in the gonad.
A previous report had described both ovarian and testicular features in the immature gonad and a diagnosis of protogynous hermaphroditism (Corsten-Hulsmans and Corsten, 1974).
3] Recognition of this condition is important because of the risk of malignancy if the gonads are kept in situ.
Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the quality and shelf life of the gonad of whole lion's paw scallops during refrigerated transport and storage, as a possible alternative for exporting the product to international markets, when this organ attached to the muscle and/or other organ, depending on the type of product being handled.
However, dietary macronutrients may also influence nutrient allocation and subsequent biochemical composition of gonad tissue, which could directly affect the quality of sea urchin roe.
This disorder diagnosed if one side gonad shows more complete development and can be identified as an ovary or testis (usually testis) and other side gonad is streak or malignancy.
Although sea urchin iswidely used for evaluating biological effects of contaminants in marine environment there are only few studies investigating the effects of chemicals on gonad of sea urchins.
For each fish, successive cross-sections covering the whole gonad tissue were cut using a Leica microtome.