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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gonad mean? 

GONAD (noun)
  The noun GONAD has 1 sense:

1. a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced

  Familiarity information: GONAD used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GONAD (noun)

Sense 1gonad [BACK TO TOP]


A gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts


gonad; sex gland

Hypernyms ("gonad" is a kind of...):

ductless gland; endocrine; endocrine gland (any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gonad"):

ovary ((vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone)

ovotestis (hermaphroditic gonad that contains both testicular and ovarian tissue)

ball; ballock; bollock; egg; nut; orchis; testicle; testis (one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens)

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