gonad

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gonad a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The flesh of the puffer fish (fugu) is considered a delicacy in Japan. It is prepared by chefs specially trained and certified by the government to prepare the flesh free of the toxic liver, gonads, and skin. Despite these precautions, many cases of tetrodotoxin poisoning are reported each year in patients ingesting fugu. Poisonings usually occur after eating fish caught and prepared by uncertified handlers. The end result, in most cases, is death.
    • n Gonad (Anat) One of the masses of generative tissue primitively alike in both sexes, but giving rise to either an ovary or a testis; a generative gland; a germ gland.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gonad In biology, a germ-gland; a germinal or reproductive gland or organ, in the widest sense, producing sperm-cells or egg-cells; an ovary or a spermary, of whatever kind, in a primitive or an indifferent state.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gonad gon′ad (biol.) a mass of undifferentiated generative tissue.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. that which generates

Usage

In literature:

G. is the gonad (reproductive gland), and M.L.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Although the condition of the gonads of No.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
Both male and female gonads consist of more or less lobulated hollow sacs connected with the epidermis by short ducts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The gonads originate by proliferation of the anterior wall of the pericardium.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The gonad itself appears to represent a single median or bilateral organ.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
The gonads develop (O. Burger) in coelomic spaces close to nephridial funnels, which have, however, no relation to the gonad ducts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Identify the reproductive organs or gonads of the hydra.
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
The gonads are not radiately disposed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
Presumably breeding had already occurred; four specimens had inactive gonads.
"Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula" by Erwin E. Klaas
Originally the gonads opened into the kidneys.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

In the Drosophila gonad and peripheral nervous system, for example, stem and non-stem cells have a well defined orientation in relation to the surrounding cells.
The villain of this 1988 Indonesian shocker is a slutty goddess called the Queen of the South Sea who harbors a gonad-munching eel up her lady parts.
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In science:

The use of ’normal’ and ’transformed’ gynandromorphs in mapping the primordial germ cells and the gonadal mesoderm in drosophila.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Experimental conditions of tion of the gonads in triploid intersexes in drosophila melanogaster meig.).
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Tumors of dysgenetic gonads in intersexes: case reports and discussion regarding their place in gonadal oncology.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Dysgenetic gonadomas and other gonadal neoplasms in intersexes; report of 5 cases and review of the literature.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
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