testicle

[ tes-ti-kuhl ]
/ ˈtɛs tɪ kəl /
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noun

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Origin of testicle

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word testiculus.See testis, -cle1
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British Dictionary definitions for testicle

testicle
/ (ˈtɛstɪkəl) /

noun

either of the two male reproductive glands, in most mammals enclosed within the scrotum, that produce spermatozoa and the hormone testosteroneAlso called: testis

Derived forms of testicle

testicular (tɛˈstɪkjʊlə), adjective

Word Origin for testicle

C15: from Latin testiculus, diminutive of testis testicle
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Medical definitions for testicle

testicle
[ tĕstĭ-kəl ]

n.

A testis, especially one contained within the scrotum.
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Scientific definitions for testicle

testicle
[ tĕstĭ-kəl ]

Either of the testes of a male mammal together with the scrotum that contains it.
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