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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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Orchis mascula is consumed as a restorative and tonic aphrodisiac in conditions associated with weakness or reduced sexual activity [2].
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As a matter of interest, the word orchid comes from the Greek orchis, meaning testicle.
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Plant bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), wood anemone (Anemone nemerosa), wood sorrel (Oxalis acetosella), early purple orchis (Orchis mascula), foxglove (digitalis purpurea) or ragged robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi).
Anthecology of Orchis morio (Orchidaceae) at its outpost in the north.
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