testicle

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Particularly: "UK"

Etymology[edit]

From 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