noun (plural testes) Etymology: Latin, witness, testis Date: 1650 a typically paired male reproductive gland that produces sperm and secretes testosterone and that in most mammals is contained within the scrotum at sexual maturity

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  • TESTIS — Isidoro, a quo quaeritur veritas in iudicio, quem quisque ante iudicium sibi placitis alligat, ne ei sit postea liberum, aut dissunulare aut subtrahere se: Unde alligatus quoque Cicer. l. 2. ad Q. Fratr. Ep. 3. Nerius index edidit ad alligatos,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • testis — (pl. testes), 1704, from L. testis testicle, usually regarded as a special application of testis witness (see TESTAMENT (Cf. testament)), presumably because it bears witness to virility (Cf. Gk. parastates, lit. one that stands by; and Fr. slang… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Testis — Tes tis, n.; pl. {Testes}. [L.] (Anat.) A testicle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • testis — testis. См. семенник. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Testis — (lat.), 1) der Zeuge; T, ocularis, der Augenzeuge; 2) s. Testes …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • testis — index witness Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Testis — ⇒ Hoden …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • tèstis — m anat. muška spolna žlijezda; mudo, jaje, sjemenik ✧ {{001f}}lat …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • testis — ► NOUN (pl. testes) Anatomy & Zoology ▪ an organ which produces sperm. ORIGIN Latin (see TESTICLE(Cf. ↑testicular)) …   English terms dictionary

  • testis — [tes′tis] n. pl. testes [tes′tēz΄] [L] TESTICLE …   English World dictionary

  • Testis — Der Hoden [ˈhoːdn̩] oder (seltener) der/die Hode [ˈhoːdə] (v. mittelhochdt.: hode, v. althochdt.: hodo, v. idg.: *skeu(t) „bedecken, verhüllen“) oder der Testikel (v. lat.: testiculus, Vkl. von testis Zeuge [der Virilität], Hode, Plural:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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