sex gland


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sex gland

n.
A testis or ovary; a gonad.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sex gland - a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are producedsex gland - 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, bollock, 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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For instance, the findings of research on animal castration and sex gland transplants in roosters and hens were extended to human beings, thereby allowing authors to argue that the sex glands provided the biological basis for all differences (physical, intellectual, behavioural, and emotional) between men and women.
THE prostate gland is a male sex gland located at the base of the bladder and is about the size of a walnut.
The prostate is a secondary sex gland in men which grows after the age of 40, and 95 per cent of cases of prostate cancer are among men over 60.
The prostate is a male sex gland about the size of a horse chestnut close to the bladder.
The prostate gland, the walnut-size male sex gland located below the bladder, produces some of the fluid that goes into semen.
The prostate is the male sex gland and, if it is cancerous, symptoms include difficulty in urinating, blood in the urine and pain in the lower back.
The prostate is the walnut-sized male sex gland that surrounds the urethra.