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bollocks (general anatomy)

bollocks is a plural form of bollock

bollock (general anatomy)

Definition:

one of the 2 male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

Class:

body noun (body parts)

Plural:

bollocks

Type of:

gonad » endocrine gland » gland » organ

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

orchis | testicle | testis | ball [obscenity, slang] | ballock [obscenity, slang] | cobbler [Britain, slang] | cojone [slang] | egg [slang] | nut [obscenity, slang]

Etymology:

Old English beallucas "testicles", from a Proto-Germanic root *ball-, from ...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of bollocks...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Testicle

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 ... (40 of 4348 words, 15 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Testicle

Britannica Encyclopedia:

testis [anatomy] | testes [plural] | testicle [plural]

in animals, the organ that produces sperm, the male reproductive cell, and androgens, the male hormones. In humans the testes occur as a pair of ... (25 of 747 words, 5 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/588769​/testis

Collins Dictionary:

testis | testes [plural] | testicle

another word for "testicle" (4 of 318 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/testis

American Heritage Dictionary:

testis | testes [plural]

The reproductive gland in a male vertebrate, the source of spermatozoa and ... | An analogous gland in an invertebrate animal, such as a hydra or a ... (26 of 259 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/testis

Columbia Encyclopedia:

testis | testicle | scrotum

one of a pair of glands that produce the male reproductive cells, or sperm. In fetal life the testes develop in the abdomen, then descend into an ... (27 of 137 words, pronunciations)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0848270​.html

Merriam-Webster:

testis | testes [plural]

a typically paired male reproductive gland that produces sperm and secretes testosterone and that in most mammals is contained within the scrotum at ... (23 of 52 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/testis

Oxford Dictionary:

testis | testes [plural]

Syllabification: (tes¬∑tis) | [anatomy, zoology] | an organ that produces spermatozoa (male reproductive cells). (12 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/testis

testis [anatomy, zoology] | testes [plural]

an organ which produces spermatozoa (male reproductive cells) (8 of 48 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/testis

New World Dictionary:

testicle | testes | testicular [adjective, related]

either of two oval sex glands in the male that are suspended in the scrotum and secrete spermatozoa; testis (19 of 37 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/testicle

Cambridge Dictionary:

testicle | testis [specialized] | balls [offensive] | bollocks [British, offensive] | nads [slang] | nadds [slang] | nuts [offensive]

either of the two round male sex organs which produce sperm and are contained in the scrotum (bag of skin) below and behind the penis (25 of 34 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/testicle

Macmillan British Dictionary:

testis [countable, medical] | testes [plural]

a testicle (2 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/testis

Random House Dictionary:

testis [zoology] | testes. Anat [plural] | ballocks [vulgar, plural] | testicle [vulgar, plural]

the male gonad or reproductive gland, either of two oval glands located in the scrotum. (15 of 26 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/testis

Wiktionary:

testis | testes [plural]

[anatomy] A testicle of a vertebrate | [biology] An analogous gland in invertebrates such as the hydra (16 of 17 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/testis

Encarta Dictionary:

testis | testes [plural]

either of the paired male reproductive glands, roundish in shape, that produce sperm and male sex hormones, and hang in a small sac scrotum (24 of 54 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719332​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

bollock | bollocks [plural] | bollocked [past tense] | bollocking [present participle]

Origin: Old English beallucas "testicles", from a Proto-Germanic root *ball-, from Proto-Indo-European *bhel- "to inflate, swell"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bollock

ballock | ballocks [plural]

Origin: Middle English ballok, balluk, balok, from Old English bealluc ("testicle", literally "little ball"), equivalent to ball + -ock.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ballock

Online Etymology:

bollock [singular]

First use: 1744

Origin: "testicles", see "bollix". In British slang, as an ejaculation meaning "nonsense", recorded from 1919.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=bollock

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bollock [transitive, British, impolite] | bollocked [past tense] | bollocking [present participle] | bollocks [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "bollock"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bollock

the Free Dictionary:

bollock

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "bollock"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "bollock"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/bollock

ballock

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "ballock"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "ballock"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/ballock

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