ovotestis


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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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Unilateral: Ovotestis on one side and testis or ovary on other side (20%).
Tubo renal con punteaduras oscuras; ovotestis con numerosos diverticulos no divididos y redondeados de color naranja en la parte superior; prostata con 10 diverticulos divididos; bolsa del pene larga casi la longitud del pene; vaso deferente casi tres veces la longitud de la bolsa del pene; prepucio ensanchado con punteado negro, presenta dos musculos prepuciales conspicuos.
Spermoviduct thrown into strong convolutions and with distinct oviducal and prostatic portions, the former with superficial folds; hermaphrodite duct highly convoluted; ovotestis comprising a loose assemblage of vermiform acini, embedded in apical whorl of digestive gland.
However, no ovotestis was observed in any of the juvenile fish.
As with other serranines, the ovotestis of chalk bass consists of separate ovarian and testicular regions (Smith 1965; Bortone 1977; Fischer 1981; Hastings and Petersen 1986).
The ovotestis consists of three lobes; each lobe consists of about 10-20 elongate digitiform lobules.
The ovotestis is a rather small organ located at the dorsal-posterior region of the body, organized in follicles or acini, surrounding the intestinal coils (Fig.
Spermoviduct relatively short, the lower half convoluted; hermaphrodite duct highly convoluted; ovotestis comprising a loose assemblage of slender acini, embedded in apical whorl of digestive gland.
We found no evidence of ovotestis development in fish that had no previous estrogen exposure for any of the treatments.
The parasites were widely spread in different organs specially the digestive glands and ovotestis.