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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.
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Adj.1.gonadal - of or relating to the gonads; "gonadal hormones"
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a. gonadal, rel. a una glándula gónada;
___ dysgenesisdistenesia, malformación ___.
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Influence of temperature on gonadal development of Ruditapes philippinarum (Adams and Reeve, 1850) with special reference to ingested food and energy balance.
"This meta-analysis does not address depression associated with the gonadal steroid fluctuations of the perimenopause or recent estradiol withdrawal of the immediate postmenopause," the colleagues wrote.
However, some authors have questioned this classification and proposed a different classification based on type of gonadal tissue [6-9].
Special investigations showed a follicle-stimulating hormone level of 66.5 IU/L and an oestradiol level of <73 pmol/L, in keeping with primary gonadal failure.
One thing to note if you're accustomed to performing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: The gonadal pedicle is fairly substantive and can sustain a bit of tugging.
The aim of the present study was to establish environmental lighting conditions that maximize gonadal development and growth of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus).
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There was concurrent dilation of the left gonadal vein, which measured up to 7 to 8 mm (FIGURE 2, long arrow).
Simple 46,XY gonadal dysgenesis, also called Swyer syndrome, is a very rare condition, and has been estimated to occur in approximately 1/100 000 people.
[1-3] Derangement of gonadal functions has been reported in association with HIV infection.
1994), que ya estan en edad reproductiva; asimismo, con esta determinacion se puede evaluar su actividad gonadal, debido a que la interaccion de las hormonas reproductivas ([E.sub.2]/T) controla el sistema reproductor e influye en el exito reproductivo del individuo (Gee 1995).