AskDefine | Define ovotestis

Dictionary Definition

ovotestis n : hermaphroditic gonad that contains both testicular and ovarian tissue [also: ovotestes (pl)]

Extensive Definition

An ovotestis is a gonad with both testicular and ovarian aspects. In humans, ovotestes are an anatomical abnormality associated with gonadal dysgenesis.
Ovotestes can be found as normal anatomical features in some animals such as the gastropod Helix aspersa.

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