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Testis Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    testis n : one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away" [syn: testicle, orchis, ball, ballock, bollock, nut, egg] [also: testes (pl)]
Testis Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Testis \Tes"tis\, n.; pl. Testes. [L.] (Anat.) A testicle.

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Testis Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Testicles are parts that are found on the bodies of male creatures. Male mammals, including men, have two testicles, supported in a sac of skin below the penis called the scrotum. Along with the penis, testicles are called reproductory organs or "sex organs". Only males have testicles; females have ovaries.

Testicles are a type of organ called glands. Like other glands, testicles make chemical substances, called hormones that keep the body working. Testicles also make sperm which can join with ova to make new life. (Read more about this in "What do testicles do?")

Most glands, like women's ovaries, are inside the body, but testicles are outside the main part of the body. This is because the testicles work better if they are cooler than the inside of the body. In cold weather, testicles pull up nearer to the body to keep warm.

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  • Retraction: Generation of pluripotent stem cells from adult human testis
    The authors have provided new data to correct errors presented in this Article. Nature has peer-reviewed all evidence provided by the authors to the editors. The images presented in the original version of the Article made the data appear more robust than newly conducted experiments show. Read more on this news related to 'Testis'
  • Roswell Park researchers identify priority targets for immunotherapy in epithelial ovarian cancer
    Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have found that the expression pattern of a unique class of tumor-associated antigens, known as the MAGE cancer-testis antigens, correlates with clinical outcome in epithelial ovarian cancer. Read more on this news related to 'Testis'
  • Researchers find priority targets for ovarian cancer immunotherapy
    Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have found that the expression pattern of a unique class of tumor-associated antigens, known as the MAGE cancer-testis antigens (CTAs), correlates with clinical outcome in epithelial ovarian cancer. Read more on this news related to 'Testis'

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