Definition of Testicle

1. Noun. One of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens. "She kicked him in the balls and got away"

Definition of Testicle

1. n. One of the essential male genital glands which secrete the semen.

Definition of Testicle

1. Noun. The male sex and endocrine gland, found in some types of animals, that produces sperm and male sex hormones, including the steroid testosterone. ¹

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Definition of Testicle

1. a testis [n -S] - See also: testis

Medical Definition of Testicle

1. One of two glandular bodies contained in the scrotum of the male, they form sperm and also the male sex hormone testosterone. (13 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Testicle

testicular appendage
testicular cancer
testicular cord
testicular feminisation
testicular hormones

Literary usage of Testicle

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1. A System of Surgery by Frederick Treves, Sir Charles B Ball (1896)
"testicle, or in the second stage of tuberculosis, or in the tertiary stages of syphilitic orchitis ; or after sloughing from injury, fever, extravasation of ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"By the eighth month ihe testicle has readied the scrotum, preceded by the ... Abnormalities in the formation ami in the descent of the testicle may occur. ..."

3. The Surgical Diseases of the Genito-urinary Organs Including Syphilis by Edward Lawrence Keyes (1889)
"Occasionally the testicle is dislocated. In one case reported,* the right testicle ... Later in life, when the patient died, this testicle was found soft, ..."

4. Legal Medicine by Charles Meymott Tidy (1884)
"April 4, 1868), finds that in the literature of 300 years, there have been but 22 genuine cases recorded of congenital absence of one testicle, ..."

5. The Surgical diseases of the genito-urinary organs by Edward Lawrence Keyes, William Holme Van Buren (1904)
"The proper coverings of the testicle are two —the tunica vaginalis and the tunica albuginea. The former is a closed serous sac, investing all the secreting ..."

6. The Morbid Anatomy of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body by Matthew Baillie (1812)
"testicle scrofulous. The testicle is sometimes completely changed from its natural ... testicle enlarged and pulpy. The testicle is sometimes much enlarged, ..."

7. The Pathology and Treatment of Venereal Diseases by Freeman Josiah Bumstead (1883)
"CHAPTER X. SWELLED testicle. THE most frequent complication of gonorrhoea is an affection of the scrotal organs, variously known by the names of swelled ..."

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