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Meaning of "testicle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TESTICLE

From Latin testiculus, diminutive of testis testicle.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TESTICLE

testicle  [ˈtɛstɪkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TESTICLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Testicle is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TESTICLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

testicle

Testicle

The testicle is the male gonad in animals. Like the ovaries to which they are homologous, testes are components of both the reproductive system and the endocrine system. The primary functions of the testes are to produce sperm and to produce androgens, primarily testosterone. Both functions of the testicle are influenced by gonadotropic hormones produced by the anterior pituitary. Luteinizing hormone results in testosterone release. The presence of both testosterone and follicle-stimulating hormone is needed to support spermatogenesis. It has also been shown in animal studies that if testes are exposed to either too high or too low levels of estrogens spermatogenesis can be disrupted to such an extent that the animals become infertile.

Definition of testicle in the English dictionary

The definition of testicle in the dictionary is either of the two male reproductive glands, in most mammals enclosed within the scrotum, that produce spermatozoa and the hormone testosterone Also called: testis.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TESTICLE


acoustical
əˈkuːstɪkəl
agonistical
ˌæɡəˈnɪstɪkəl
alchemistical
ˌælkəˈmɪstɪkəl
artistical
ɑːˈtɪstɪkəl
biostatistical
ˌbaɪəʊstəˈtɪstɪkəl
domestical
dəˈmɛstɪkəl
ecclesiastical
ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪkəl
egotistical
ˌɛɡəʊˈtɪstɪkəl
fantastical
fænˈtæstɪkəl
logistical
ləˈdʒɪstɪkəl
majestical
məˈdʒestɪkəl
mystical
ˈmɪstɪkəl
optimistical
ˌɒptɪˈmɪstɪkəl
pantheistical
ˌpænθɪˈɪstɪkəl
papistical
peɪˈpɪstɪkəl
rustical
ˈrʌstɪkəl
sophistical
səˈfɪstɪkəl
statistical
stəˈtɪstɪkəl
stickle
ˈstɪkəl
theistical
θiːˈɪstɪkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TESTICLE

testes
testicular
testiculate
testier
testiest
testificate
testification
testificator
testificatory
testified
testifier
testifies
testify
testily
testimonial
testimonialise
testimonialize
testimonies
testimony
testiness

WORDS THAT END LIKE TESTICLE

alpha particle
antiparticle
article
canticle
cuticle
definite article
elementary particle
feature article
God particle
Higgs particle
indefinite article
interparticle
leading article
microparticle
multiparticle
nanoparticle
particle
quasiparticle
reticle
subarticle
vehicle

Synonyms and antonyms of testicle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «testicle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TESTICLE

Find out the translation of testicle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of testicle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «testicle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

睾丸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

testículo
570 millions of speakers

English

testicle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंडकोष
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خُصْيَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

яичко
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

testículo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অণ্ডকোষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

testicule
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Testis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hoden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

精巣
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고환
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Testikel
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tinh hoàn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விதைப்பைகளுள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंडकोष
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

testis
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

testicolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jądro
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

яєчко
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

testicul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όρχις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

testikel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

testikel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

testikkel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of testicle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TESTICLE»

The term «testicle» is quite widely used and occupies the 46.337 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TESTICLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about testicle

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TESTICLE»

Discover the use of testicle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to testicle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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General considerations. Diseases of penis and urethra. ...
In the history of operative treatment of undescended testicle three operations appear — orchidectoiny, reposition of the organ within the abdomen, and orchidopexy, or the placing of the testicle within the scrotum. Today the only indications for ...
Hugh Cabot, 1918
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Practical observations on the sclerocele and other morbid ...
Sclerocele of one testicle from latent irritation within the urethra - - - - 60 Case V. — The same mistaken for omental hernia - 62 Case VI. — Sclerocele of the testicle whilst lying in the groin - - - - - -66 Case VII. — Sclerocele of both testicles  ...
Thomas Ramsden, 1811
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Clinical Pediatric Urology
The optimal goals for treatment of the undescended testicle are to improve fertility , decrease the potential for malignancy, repair the associated hernia, decrease the incidence of spontaneous torsion, and minimize the psychological trauma of ...
A. Barry Belman, Lowell R. King, Stephen A. Kramer, 2001
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Cases of diseased bladder and testicle
congenita, has, I believe, left it unnoticed; I mean the comparatively small size of the testicle, when found in contact with the gut. Mr. Pott speaks of the testicle as wasted, which subsequent writers have considered as the effect of absorption ...
William Wadd, 1815
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Practical observations on the sclerocele and other morbid ...
_. tions experienced at its first application, and until the affected testicle be perfectly restored to a natural and healthy state. Of the morbid enlargements Qf the Testicle. If the ancients have laid themselves Open to censure for enumerating and ...
Thomas RAMSDEN, 1811
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Clinical Sonography: A Practical Guide
Both the appendix testis and the appendix epididymis are best seen in the presence of a hydrocele. Cryptorchidism (Undescended Testicle). Condition in which the testes have not descended and lie either in the abdomen or in the groin.
Roger C. Sanders, Thomas Charles Winter, 2007
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Consumer Health USA
What is cancer of the testicle? Cancer of the testicle (also called the testis), a rare kind of cancer in men, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of one or both testicles. The testicles are round and a little smaller ...
Alan M. Rees, 1997
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A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis
As it happened, the first testicle transplant in the medical literature was not about sex. At least not directly. The patient seen by Drs. Levi Hammond and Howard Sutton in Philadelphia in November 19 1 1 was a nineteen-year-old boy who had  ...
David M. Friedman, 2008
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Pediatric Endocrinology: Mechanisms, Manifestations, and ...
BACKGROUND Definition Cryptorchidism is the most common genitourinary disorder of childhood and refers to the incomplete descent of the testicle into the dependent scrotum. The undescended testicle can be located anywhere along the ...
Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, Erica A. Eugster, 2004
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Lessons from My Left Testicle: A Turbulent Tale to Help Put ...
"When Ben Peacock, newly married and fresh home from overseas travel, is unexpectedly diagnosed with testicular cancer his life morphs into one darkly humorous roller-coaster ride of survival, which plunges through immediate life-saving ...
Ben Peacock, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TESTICLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term testicle is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ivan Basso leaves hospital after surgery to remove testicle following …
Ivan Basso has been discharged from hospital following successful surgery to remove his left testicle after withdrawing from the Tour de France this week when ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Turkey Testicle Festival host not ruffled by competing event
EAST DUNDEE, Ill. (AP) — The owner of a suburban Chicago pub that has held an annual Turkey Testicle Festival for 32 years isn't testy at all that a nearby ... «Yahoo News UK, Jul 15»
3
Watch This Spanish Bullfighter Get Gored In The Testicle
"It's really important that we maintain a sense of perspective, and whilst acknowledging that one man losing a testicle is a bad injury, those who taunt and injure ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
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Nigel Farage: Cancer, a lemon-sized testicle and how the NHS …
Several doctors examined me — registrars, locums, all that lot — and they came to the conclusion that I had a twisted testicle. I would need an immediate ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 15»
5
Iceland: Brewery makes 'whale testicle beer'
The testicles of fin whales - which are an endangered species - are cured "according to an old, Icelandic tradition" before being salted and smoked, with one ... «BBC News, Jan 15»
6
Metal bassist ruptures testicle on stage, keeps playing
He was quickly rushed to a hospital where they removed 500 ML of blood from his scrotum and had his ruptured testicle stitched up. He described the event as ... «Consequence of Sound, Dec 14»
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Man Quits Job to Push Huge Testicle Across US
Cantley, 31, is a testicular cancer survivor, and he's rolling the 6-foot inflatable ball across the country in order to raise awareness for a disease that is the No. «Newser, Oct 14»
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Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez reveals testicular cancer battle …
Gutierrez, who starred at the 2010 World Cup, said: "I detected a tumour in a testicle. I came her (back to Argentina) and I assumed the costs, despite having a ... «Mirror.co.uk, Sep 14»
9
Man arrested in China for testicle chopping
The suspect, who has been arrested, castrated a mentally disabled man aged 60 and removed one testicle each from two bedridden patients aged 53 and 80, ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 14»
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'Worried' Jason Manford reveals cancer scare on Facebook after …
Jason Manford is at the centre of a cancer scare after finding a lump on his testicle. The 33-year-old comedian made the admission in a late-night Facebook post ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Testicle [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/testicle>. Jul 2019 ».
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