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ovotestis

[ oh-vuh-tes-tis ]
/ ˌoʊ vəˈtɛs tɪs /
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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.

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Origin of ovotestis

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

ovotestis
/ (ˌəʊvəʊˈtɛstɪs) /

noun plural -tes (-tiːz)

the reproductive organ of snails, which produces both ova and spermatozoa
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Medical definitions for ovotestis

ovotestis
[ ō′vō-tĕstĭs ]

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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