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Reproductive organ that produces and releases eggs (ovary) or sperm (testis). [ ZFA:0000413 http://zfin.org/curator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonad https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0140512888 ]

Synonyms: gonada

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, organ_slim, major_organ

plural term
gonads [ ZFA:0000413 ]

external definition

Anatomical structure which produces gametes as well as certain sex hormones controlled by the pituitary gonadotropins.[AAO]

The part of the reproductive system that produces and releases eggs (ovary) or sperm (testis).[TAO]

external ontology notes

FMA xref is a 'general anatomical term'

homology notes

Examination of different vertebrate species shows that the adult gonad is remarkably similar in its morphology across different phylogenetic classes. Surprisingly, however, the cellular and molecular programs employed to create similar organs are not evolutionarily conserved.[uncertain][VHOG]