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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.
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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
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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.
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go·nad

(gō′năd′)
An organ in animals that produces reproductive cells; an ovary or testis.
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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, 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"
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Translations

gonad

[ˈgɒnæd] Ngónada f
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gonad

nGonade f
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gonad

[ˈgəʊnæd] ngonade f
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go·nad

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

n gónada
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References in periodicals archive ?
Similarly, new genes are being discovered responsible for development of gonades.4
Now referring to sexuality, the simultaneous presence of both male and female traits (gametes) in the same individual (gonad) of any species that is gonochoric during all their life refers to intersexuality and its variants (e.g., hermaphroditism) (Grilo and Rosa, 2017).
Typically, reproductive potential is estimated by strip spawning and quantifying the number of eggs recovered from each female; however, strip spawning involves soaking the gonad in a chemical such as dithiothreitol (DTT) which induces germinal vesicle breakdown, a disintegration of the coating around the egg that would be removed naturally by passage through the gonoduct (Courtney 1927, Johnson & Johnson 1950, Smiley 1986).
The increase in the gonad energy value (Eg) was significantly higher in the treatment than control group (P<0.01).
where GW = gonad weight (in grams); and BW = fish body weight (in grams).
Male gonads (testes) don't have as large of seasonal weight swings, and might grow to 3 or 4 percent of body weight.
For males, a difference in the expression (p [less than or equal to] 0.0001) for the cyp17a1 gene between the gonad and anal fin was observed, with higher levels in the gonad.
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. According to Ahmed et al.
After collection, they were transferred to the laboratory and were carefully dissected to obtain their gonad weight and body weight (soft body tissue).
Pelvic US revealed a small uterus 4.7 cmx1.3 mm in diameter and hypoplastic gonads (left pelvic gonad: 15 x 12 mm; right pelvic streak gonad: 7x6 mm).
[3] Recognition of this condition is important because of the risk of malignancy if the gonads are kept in situ.