What does gonad mean?

Definitions for gonad
ˈgoʊ næd, ˈgɒn ædgo·nad

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gonad.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gonad, sex gland(noun)

    a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced


  1. gonad(Noun)

    A sex organ that produces gametes; specifically, a testicle or ovary.

    Etymology: γονή, from γίγνεσθαι.

  2. gonad(Noun)

    The testicles.

    Etymology: γονή, from γίγνεσθαι.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gonad(noun)

    one of the masses of generative tissue primitively alike in both sexes, but giving rise to either an ovary or a testis; a generative gland; a germ gland

    Etymology: [Gr. that which generates.]


  1. Gonad

    The gonad is the organ that makes gametes. The gonads in males are the testes, and the gonads in females are the ovaries. The product, gametes, are haploid germ cells. For example, spermatozoon and egg cells are gametes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gonad

    gon′ad, n. (biol.) a mass of undifferentiated generative tissue.

Anagrams for gonad »

  1. Dagon

  2. donga

How to pronounce gonad?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say gonad in sign language?

  1. gonad


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gonad in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gonad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Images & Illustrations of gonad

  1. gonadgonadgonadgonadgonad

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for gonad

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for gonad »


Find a translation for the gonad definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these gonad definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"gonad." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 2 Jun 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/gonad>.

Are we missing a good definition for gonad? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for gonad:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.