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testes (ˈtɛstiːz Pronunciation for testes

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noun

  1. the plural of testis

testis (ˈtɛstɪs Pronunciation for testis

Definitions

noun

(plural) -tes  (-tiːz) 
  1. another word for testicle

Word Origin

C17: from Latin, literally: witness (to masculinity)

Example Sentences Including 'testes'

A big pair of testes to symbolise masculinity and its perils?
Sean Thomas THE CHEEK PERFORATION DANCE (2002)
Although that doesn't make a lot of sense as their testes are still dangling.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
But maybe Fuller had never felt anything, and undescended emotions, like undescended testes , might be more apt.
Wood, Bari Doll's Eyes
For sperm production to be normal, the testes need to be maintained at 32C, a lower temperature than normal body heat which is 37C.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
From time to time I develop discomfort in the testes , especially one side.
Misc (1999)
Meanwhile, an Italian IVF specialist claims to have produced four babies using sperm grown in the testes of rodents.
New Scientist (1999)
Urine also contains traces of activity from glands, including the pituitary, the thyroid, the ovaries and testes , and the adrenal glands.
McKay, Linda Peak Energy
Vasectomy 101 men develop sperm in their seminiferous tubules, which are located in the testes.
Globe and Mail (2003)

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