noun, plural o·vo·tes·tes [oh-vuh-tes-teez] /ˌoʊ vəˈtɛs tiz/. Zoology.

the hermaphroditic reproductive organ of some gastropods, containing both an ovary and a testis.

Origin of ovotestis

1875–80; ovo- (irregular for ovi-) + testis
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British Dictionary definitions for ovotestis


noun plural -tes (-tiːz)

the reproductive organ of snails, which produces both ova and spermatozoa
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ovotestis in Medicine



n. pl. o•vo•tes•tes (-tēz′)

A hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces both sperm and eggs, found in certain gastropods.
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