indifferent gonad n.
The primordial organ in an embryo before its differentiation into testis or ovary.
[in-dif-er-uh n-tiz-uh m, -dif-ruh n-] /ɪnˈdɪf ər ənˌtɪz əm, -ˈdɪf rən-/ noun 1. systematic indifference. 2. . 3. the principle or opinion that differences of religious belief are essentially unimportant. 4. Philosophy. the doctrine that each entity is essentially unique and at the same time essentially the same as all other entities of its kind. […]
[in-dif-er-uh nt, -dif-ruh nt] /ɪnˈdɪf ər ənt, -ˈdɪf rənt/ adjective 1. without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic: his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others. 2. having no bias, prejudice, or preference; impartial; disinterested. 3. neither good nor bad in character or quality; average; routine: an indifferent specimen. 4. not particularly good, important, etc.; […]
- Indifferent tissue
indifferent tissue n. Undifferentiated, nonspecialized embryonic tissue.
[in-di-juh ns] /ˈɪn dɪ dʒəns/ noun 1. seriously impoverished condition; poverty. n. late 14c., from Old French indigence “indigence, need, privation” (13c.), from Latin indigentia “need, want; insatiable desire,” from indigentem (nominative indigens), present participle of indigere “to need,” from indu “in, within” + egere “be in need, want,” from PIE *eg- “to lack” (cf. […]