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ovotestis

 [o″vo-tes´tis]
a gonad containing both testicular and ovarian tissue.

o·vo·tes·tis

(ō'vō-tes'tis),
Gonad in which both testicular and ovarian components are present; a form of hermaphroditism.

ovotestis

/ovo·tes·tis/ (o″vo-tes´tis) a gonad containing both testicular and ovarian tissue.

ovotestis

(ō′vō-tĕs′tĭs)
n. pl. ovotes·tes (-tēz′)
A reproductive organ that releases both eggs and sperm or that contains both ovarian and testicular tissue.

ovotestis

[ō′vətes′tis]
Etymology: L, ovum + testis, testicle
a gonad that contains both ovarian and testicular tissue; a hermaphroditic gonad. ovotesticular, adj.

o·vo·tes·tis

, pl. ovotestes (ō'vō-tes'tis, -tēz)
Gonad in which both testicular and ovarian components are present; present in some true hermaphrodites.

ovotestis

the organ of some HERMAPHRODITES (2), that functions both as a testis and as an ovary, as in snails.

ovotestis

a gonad containing both testicular and ovarian tissue.
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Some testes were induced to ovotestes in gross morphology; some were altered in the histologic structure and occurred oocytes in local tissue, and some were affected in the histologic structure but without oocytes.
laevis had normal ovaries or testes in gross morphology, whereas obviously abnormal testes including ovotestes were found in PC[B.
In some fry exposed for 8 weeks posthatch (Figure 6), ovotestes appeared after 2 and 4 weeks of exposure to the highest doses of DDT, whereas after 8 weeks only ovaries were observed (Figure 6).
This may take the form of one ovary and one testis or, more commonly, one or two ovotestes.