Testes
: The male sex glands. They are located behind the penis in a pouch of skin called the scrotum. The testes produce and store sperm, and are also the body's main source of male hormones, such as testosterone. These hormones control the development of the reproductive organs and other male characteristics, such as body and facial hair, low voice, and wide shoulders. Also known as the testicles. The singular of testes, the word "testis" is Latin and means "witness." In ancient times, a person providing testimony might validate it by holding the scrotum, his or another man's.
* * *
Plural of testis. [L.]

* * *

testes pl of TESTIS

* * *

tes·tes (tesґtēz) [L.] plural of testis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • testes — m. anat. Testículos. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • Testes — Tes tes, n., pl. of {Teste}, or of {Testis}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Testes — (lat.), 1) Zeugen; T. synodales, Zeugen u. Ankläger beim Sendgericht; auch die Geistlichen, welche die Ausführung der Beschlüsse einer Synode zu überwachen haben; 2) (Testiculi) die Hoden; 3) an Pflanzen so v.w. Antherae. Testiculatus,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Testes — (Testiculi, lat.), die Hoden (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Testes — Testes,   die Hoden …   Universal-Lexikon

  • testes — the plural of testis …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • testes — [tes′tēz΄] n. pl. of TESTIS …   English World dictionary

  • testes — /tes teez/, n. pl. of testis. * * * or testicles Male reproductive organs (see reproductive system). Humans have two oval shaped testes 1.5–2 in. (4–5 cm) long that produce sperm and androgens (mainly testosterone), contained in a sac (scrotum)… …   Universalium

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

  • Testes — 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”