gonad

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gonad

an animal organ in which gametes are produced, such as a testis or an ovary

gonad

[′gō‚nad]
(anatomy)
A primary sex gland; an ovary or a testis.
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The SRY gene codes for a protein produced during those weeks that causes the indifferent gonads to become testes; the embryo develops then as a male.