- UMLS:C0018067 (ncithesaurus:Gonad)
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Reproductive organ that produces and releases eggs (ovary) or sperm (testis).
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]
FMA xref is a 'general anatomical term'
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]
- reproductive organ
- anatomical entity
- part of some reproductive system
- has part some germ cell
- develops from some gonad primordium
- contains process some gamete generation