Definition of gonadal in English:

gonadal

adjective

  • See gonad

    • ‘In birds and mammals, gonadal steroids can directly affect sensory functions, selective attention, persistence of attention, and have independent rewarding properties in the brain.’
    • ‘Nutrition, exercise, gonadal steroids, and growth hormone and body composition all play a role in bone density.’
    • ‘Females develop an extrusion of the gonadal papilla and a distended abdomen when gravid.’
    • ‘For example, gonadotropins that are produced by the hypothalamic-pituitary gland stimulate secretion of gonadal steroids.’
    • ‘Chronically stressed mammals produce hormones called glucocorticoids, which can suppress certain immune-system and gonadal functions when the hormones remain elevated.’

Pronunciation

gonadal

/ɡə(ʊ)ˈneɪd(ə)l/