[ goh-nad, gon-ad ]
/ ˈgoʊ næd, ˈgɒn æd /
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a sex gland in which gametes are produced; an ovary or testis.
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OTHER WORDS FROM gonadgo·nad·al, go·na·di·al [goh-ney-dee-uhl], /goʊˈneɪ di əl/, go·nad·ic [goh-nad-ik], /goʊˈnæd ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gonad
/ (ˈɡɒnæd) /
an animal organ in which gametes are produced, such as a testis or an ovary
slang a foolish or stupid person
Derived forms of gonadgonadal, gonadial (ɡɒˈneɪdɪəl) or gonadic, adjective
Word Origin for gonad
C19: from New Latin gonas, from Greek gonos seed
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Scientific definitions for gonad
[ gō′năd′ ]
An organ in animals that produces reproductive cells (gametes). The ovary and testis are gonads.
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