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

(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.

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.
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Unilateral: Ovotestis on one side and testis or ovary on other side (20%).
Histological examination of excised gonads in case 2 revealed features of an ovotestis with a gonadoblastoma and dysgerminomas in the left gonad and streak gonad parenchyma and PTH in the right gonad.
This condition conforms to that known as intersex (ovotestis: the simultaneous presence of both testicular and ovarian tissue in the male gonad).
Individuals possessing both ovarian and testicular tissue (either as one ovary and one testis, or as what is called an ovotestis) were considered true hermaphrodites.
Some have an ovary on one side and a testis on the other, but more commonly one or both of these organs that produce reproductive cells is an ovotestis, with a mix of both ovary and testis tissues.
The adult has a complex reproductive organ known as an ovotestis, which fertilizes its own eggs internally.
pseudoexigua pacifica are small (R [less than] 15 min), simultaneous hermaphrodites that brood their offspring inside the ovotestis as do P.
Tissue changes of the snail host caused by these parasites in different developmental phases have been observed in different organs, including digestive gland, kidneys and ovotestis (Souza et al., 1995; Brandolini and Amato, 2006; Pinheiro et al., 2009).
DSD are broadly classified into three categories: sex chromosome DSD, 46,XY DSD, and 46,XX DSD and are further classified according to the type of gonad found in the patient (ovary, testis, ovotestis).