ovotestis


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to ovotestis: Androgen insensitivity syndrome

o·vo·tes·tis

 (ō′vō-tĕs′tĭs)
n. pl. o·vo·tes·tes (-tēz′)
A reproductive organ that releases both eggs and sperm or that contains both ovarian and testicular tissue.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

ovotestis

(ˌəʊvəʊˈtɛstɪs)
n, pl -tes (-tiːz)
(Zoology) the reproductive organ of snails, which produces both ova and spermatozoa
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

o•vo•tes•tis

(ˌoʊ vəˈtɛs tɪs)

n., pl. -tes (-tēz).
the hermaphroditic reproductive organ, containing both an ovary and a testis.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ovotestis - hermaphroditic gonad that contains both testicular and ovarian tissue
gonad, sex gland - a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

o·vo·tes·tis

n. ovotestis, glándula hermafrodita que contiene tejido ovárico y testicular.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition, there were larvae in the tissues of the muscular cephalopedal mass, mantle and gonad (ovotestis), resulting in a wider distribution of the developing parasites in the snail than mentioned in previous studies with freshwater snails.
This abnormally patterned fish was dissected, and visual examination of the gonads revealed that the fish was male; the fish possessed a testis rather than an ovotestis, despite lacking orange pigment on the body.
The cercaria of Cotylurus (Cotylurus) lutzi encysts in ovotestis of molluscs or hyperparasitizes the redia or sporocysts of other trematodes, developing encysted metacercariae of the "tetracotyle" form (Yamaguti, 1975).
Pueden ser de tres tipos: 1) ovotestis bilateral, cuando presenta ovotestis en ambos lados; 2) ovotestis unilateral, cuando tiene ovotestis a un lado y al otro lado solo tejido ovarico o testicular y 3) ovotestis lateral, cuando se presenta tejido ovarico de un lado y tejido testicular al lado opuesto.
Group Total XY-M XY-I Gonadal dysgenesis 13 0 13 Mixed gonadal dysgenesis 3 1 4 Diagnosis Androgen insensitivity 1 5 6 Ovotestis 3 0 3 5-alpha reductase deficiency 1 0 1 Total 21 6 27 Table 4: Total, internalizing, and externalizing T scores from the CBCL in patients with XY DSD as compared to the control group.
Ovotesticular disorder of sexual development (OT-DSD), representing five percent of DSD, is a condition that involves the presence of an ovotestis [3].
True hermaphroditism results in the presence of both testis and ovarian tissue also called ovotestis, and occur in less than 10% of disorders of sexual differentiation cases.1 About 90% of cases, patients have 46 XX karyotype.
Ovotesticular disorder of sexual development (DSD) can be diagnosed based only on histological criteria by detection of presence of both ovarian (containing follicles) and testicular tissue in the same gonad (ovotestis) or by the morphological appearance of the contralateral gonad.
Cytological activities of the ovotestis; including both gametic multiplication and differentiation; are strongly depending on temperature [17,16] and photoperiod [15].
The character of having thick cortex in male quail embryonic gonad after exposure to exogenous estrogens is called "ovotestis" (Perrin et al., 1995; Berg et al., 2001; Oshima et al., 2012).
Eurytrema coelomaticum: influence of the infection on the reproduction and nucleic acids contents in the albumen gland and ovotestis of Bradybaena similaris.