Advertisement

gonad (n.)

1880, from Modern Latin gonas (plural gonades), coined from Greek gone, gonos "child, offspring; seed, that which engenders; birth, childbirth; race, stock, family," related to gignesthai "be born," genos "race, birth, descent," from PIE *gon-o-, suffixed form of root *gene- "give birth, beget." Related: gonads; gonadal.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of gonad from WordNet

gonad (n.)
a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced;
Synonyms: sex gland
From wordnet.princeton.edu