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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.
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)
any organ or gland in which gametes are produced; an ovary or testis.
An organ in animals that produces reproductive cells; an ovary or testis.
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|Noun||1.||gonad - 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