testicle

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Particularly: "UK"

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Latin testiculum, testicle, diminutive of testis, witness + diminutive suffix -ulum

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Human testicles

testicle (plural testicles)

  1. The male sex and endocrine gland, found in some types of animals, that produces sperm and male sex hormones, including the steroid testosterone.
    My testicles hurt when I cross my legs.
    • 2000, Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin, page 372:
      Despite your jogging and the hairiness of your legs, the shoe of aging is beginning to pinch. Soon you'll regret all that sun-tanning. Your face will look like a testicle.

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Often used in the plural, due to their usually being present as a pair.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin testicle, diminutive of testis.

Noun[edit]

testicle m (plural testicles)

  1. testicle