[ tes-ti-kuhl ]
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nounplural tes·ti·clesAnatomy, Zoology.
  1. (not in technical use) the male gonad or reproductive gland, either of two oval glands located in the scrotum.

Origin of testicle

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English; from Latin testiculus; see origin at testis, -cle1

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How to use testicle in a sentence

  • In certain recent or simple cases the Elastic testicle-Cradle alone will effect a perfect cure.

British Dictionary definitions for testicle


/ (ˈtɛstɪkəl) /

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

Origin of testicle

C15: from Latin testiculus, diminutive of testis testicle

Derived forms of testicle

  • testicular (tɛˈstɪkjʊlə), adjective

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Scientific definitions for testicle


[ tĕstĭ-kəl ]

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

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