Testes: The male sex glands. They are located behind the penis in a pouch of skin called the scrotum. The testes produce and store sperm, and are also the body's main source of male hormones, such as testosterone. These hormones control the development of the reproductive organs and other male characteristics, such as body and facial hair, low voice, and wide shoulders.
Also known as the testicles.
The singular of testes, the word "testis" is Latin and means "witness." In ancient times, a person providing testimony might validate it by holding the scrotum, his or another man's.
Testes: The male sex glands. They are located behind the penis in a pouch of skin called the scrotum. The testes produce and store sperm, and are also the body's main ...
noun plural of testis.
Library > Literature & Language > Webster 1913 n. [So called fr. L. teste , abl. of testis a witness, because this was formerly the initial word in the clause.] (Law ...
Definition. The testes are two egg-shaped male reproductive organs located in the scrotum. They produce sperm and the male hormone, testosterone.
The testicles (also called testes) are part of the male reproductive system. The testicles are two oval organs about the size of large olives.