Definition of Sex gland

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

Exact synonyms: Gonad
Generic synonyms: Ductless Gland, Endocrine, Endocrine Gland
Specialized synonyms: Ovary, Ovotestis, Ball, Ballock, Bollock, Egg, Nut, Orchis, Testicle, Testis
Derivative terms: Gonadal

Definition of Sex gland

1. Noun. (anatomy) A gland in which sex cells are produced. ¹

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Literary usage of Sex gland

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"He supposes that each individual consists of two portions, somato-plasm, making up the main portion of the body, and germ-plasm stored away in the sex-gland ..."

2. Life; a Study of the Means of Restoring Vital Energy and Prolonging Life: A by Serge Voronoff (1920)
"... corrected by increasing the vital energy of the specialized cells—The sex gland as offering a marvelous source of such energy—The effect produced by its ..."

3. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1908)
"The anterior part of the genital ridge, which has begun to develop into Bidder's organ, is continuous with the part which later becomes the sex-gland. and ..."

4. The Embryonic Development of the Ovary and Testis of the Mammals by Bennet Mills Allen (1903)
"Immediately ventral to the peritoneum of both rete and sex gland there is a thickened area of stroma to which addition is constantly being made by ..."

5. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1921)
"The stimulating effect on the sex gland is greater the longer the influence of anterior lobe administration is exerted. (E) The extract of pituitary ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1914)
"Fauser himself states that he obtained a reaction with sex gland repeatedly in cases in which it was unexpected and that the diagnosis between ..."

7. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1907)
"In the case of which I speak an injection of twenty-five cubic centimeters of extract of sex-gland of shark increased the rate of respiration from ..."

8. American Medicine (1920)
"In the hermaphroditic species of round worms, eg, the sex gland functions ... The germ cells at the anterior end of the sex gland begin to di- 1 Among the ..."

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