endocrine gland that produces the gametes of an organism

A gonad is a gland that makes gametes and sex hormones. The male gonad is the testicle. Testicles make sperm cells. The female gonad is the ovary. Ovaries make egg cells.[1] Some animals have different gonads because they are hermaphroditic. They may have gonads such as the ovotestis. This is a gland that is similar to testicles and ovaries.[2][3]

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  1. "gonad (noun) American English definition and synonyms - Macmillan Dictionary". www.macmillandictionary.com. Archived from the original on 8 May 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  2. "ovo-testes (formerly called "true hermaphroditism")". Intersex Society of North America. Retrieved 2007-12-08.
  3. "eMedicine - Ovotestis : Article by Gail F Whitman-Elia, MD". Retrieved 2008-01-02.