A gonad or sex gland or reproductive gland is an organ that makes the cells used in producing babies, the egg or sperm cells (gametes). The male gonad, the testicle, produces sperm in the form of spermatozoa. The female gonad, the ovary, produces egg cells. Both of these products, called gametes, are haploid germ cells.
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