ovotestis

[ oh-vuh-tes-tis ]
/ ˌoʊ vəˈtɛs tɪs /

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.

Nearby words

  1. ovolactarian,
  2. ovolo,
  3. ovonic,
  4. ovonics,
  5. ovoplasm,
  6. ovovitellin,
  7. ovoviviparous,
  8. ovshinsky effect,
  9. ovular,
  10. ovular membrane

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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Medicine 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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