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tes·tis

, pl.

tes·tes

(tes'tis, -tēz), [TA]
One of the two oval male gonads (reproductive glands), located in the cavity of the scrotum. The seminiferous tubules of the testis are the site of spermatogenesis and its Leydig cells secrete testosterone as well as estrogens and other androgenic steroid hormones.
See also: appendix testis.
[L.]

orchis

(ôr′kĭs)
n.
Any of various temperate orchids of the genus Orchis and related genera, having yellow or purple, sometimes spotted flowers.

orchis

See testis.

tes·tis

, pl. testes (tes'tis, -tēz) [TA]
One of the two male reproductive glands, normally located in the cavity of the scrotum.
See also: appendix of testis
Synonym(s): orchis [TA] , didymus, testicle.
[L.]
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The parts of the Alfa-cyclus are as follows: Book Alpha itself, where the binary rhythm of command is conquered through impassive resistance; Orchis Militaris (1968), with its central themes of deceptive beauty and the exchangeability of executioner and victim; Exit (1971), which destroys fifteen areas of language through grotesque exaggerations and brings them to their liberating "zero point"; the in-between part Samuel, o Samuel (1973), an SOS against abuses of language that pays homage to Samuel Beckett; Dixi(t) (1979), which says a final goodbye to Flanders and fascism and welcomes a new life in the immortal light of Provence.
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