ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Gonad

Any of the usually paired organs in animals that produce reproductive cells (gametes). The most important gonads are the male testis, which produces spermatozoa, and the female ovary, which produces ova (egg cells). The gonads also produce hormones that control secondary sexual characteristics.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

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