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

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, organ_slim, major_organ

plural term
gonads [ ZFA : 0000413 ]
definition
  • Reproductive organ that produces and releases eggs (ovary) or sperm (testis).
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]
id
  • UBERON:0000991