noun (plural ovotestes /-ˈtestēz/)Zoology
An organ producing both ova and spermatozoa, as in some gastropod mollusks.
- Fish were scored as intersexes when at least one of the gonads was an ovotestis or when one ovary and one testis were observed simultaneously.
- Ordinarily, these fish develop ovotestes, gonads that make both eggs and sperm.
- When not gravid, eggs lining the ovotestes are readily seen through the carapace.
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