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What is gonads in biological term?

1 Answer
Feb 20, 2018


These are reproductive organs in which gametes are produced.


In females, gonads are ovaries which produce eggs or ova(female gametes).
In males, gonads are testes which produce sperms(male gametes).
Gonads are also involved in secretion of hormones that are specifically called as gonadotrpic hormones. These hormones differ in males and females.

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