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An ovotestis is a gonad with both testicular and ovarian aspects.[1] In humans, ovotestes are an anatomical abnormality associated with gonadal dysgenesis.[2]

Ovotestes can be found as normal anatomical features in some animals such as the gastropod Helix aspersa. [3]


  1. "ovo-testes (formerly called "true hermaphroditism")". Retrieved 2007-12-08. Text " Intersex Society of North America " ignored (help)
  2. Salas-Cortés L, Jaubert F, Nihoul-Feketé C, Brauner R, Rosemblatt M, Fellous M (2000). "SRY protein is expressed in ovotestis and streak gonads from human sex-reversal". Cytogenet. Cell Genet. 91 (1–4): 212–6. PMID 11173859.
  3. Chase R, Antkowiak T, Geoffroy E, Weatherill D (2004). "Why the ovotestis of Helix aspersa is innervated". Acta. Biol. Hung. 55 (1–4): 239–49. PMID 15270240.