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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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

gonad

n gónada
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References in periodicals archive ?
The indifferent gonad, latter differentiates into testes or ovary.
For example, in humans signs of sexual dimorphism in the male appear at 6 weeks of gestation, whereas the female gonad resembles the indifferent gonad until the sixth month of pregnancy.
In a normally developing embryo, the indifferent gonad begins to develop into recognizable female structures by the twelfth week.