Gonad

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Definition

noun, plural: gonads

The sex organ producing gametes.


Supplement

The gonads pertain to the anatomical part of the body where sex cells (gametes) are synthesized. For instance, the gonads in females are the ovaries whereas in males are the testes.


Word origin: from Greek gonos, procreation, genitals.

Related forms: gonadal (adjective)

Synonym: sex gland