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1880, from Modern Latin gonas (plural gonades), coined from Greek gone, gonos "child; seed, act of generation, race, family," related to gignesthai "be born," genos "race, birth, descent," from PIE *gon-o-, suffixed form of root *gen- "to give birth, beget" (see genus). Related: gonads.