gonad


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gonad \Gon"ad\, n.; pl. Gonads. [Gr. ? that which generates.]
   (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. --Wiedersheim.
   [1913 Webster]
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