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Definition of the noun epididymis
What does epididymis mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
- lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
- more generic terms: canal / channel / duct / epithelial duct = a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
- part of: ball / ballock / bollock / egg / nut / orchis / testicle / testis = one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; seminal duct = the efferent duct of the testis in man
- part: vasa efferentia = the several highly convoluted tubules that lead from the rete testis to the vas deferens and form the head of the epididymis
Alternative definition of the noun epididymis
- [anatomy] A narrow, tightly-coiled tube connecting the efferent ducts from the rear of each testicle to its vas deferens, where sperm are stored during maturation.
- synonym: paratesticle
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How to Get Pregnant (2009)
by Sherman J. Silber
The tiny epididymis is the most common site of blockage causing male sterility. To correct such blockage requires very delicate microsurgery (see fig. 7.1). The epididymis is a twenty-foot-long microscopic tube (1/300 of an inch in diameter) that ...
by Deborah Reeder, Sheri Miller, DeeAnn Wilfong, Midge Leitch, Dana Zimmel
The epididymis is a long thin convoluted tube in which the spermatozoa pass through on the way from the testes to the deferent...
by John Neill
The epididymis is that vermiform appendage encircling the posterior edge, as a crest upon a helmet. It is soft and formed of a...
by Pasquale Martino, Andrea B. Galosi
Epididymis is an extratesticular tubular structure situated on the upper and posterior lateral aspect of the testis. The maximal size is less than 10–12 mm ( mean 6–7 mm), and it can be divided into three main regions: the head, body, and tail.
by David G. Bostwick, Liang Cheng
After puberty, elastic fibers are present in the muscular coat of the ductules, epididymis, and vas deferens. Epididymis The epididymis is a highly convoluted tubule attached to the dorsomedial portion of the testis, connecting the efferent ...
by Julio Diaz-Perez, Jorge Garcia-Vera
The epididymis is a narrow channel located in the back of the testicle, testicular fluid that transports and is followed by the vas deferens. The main and most feared are pathological testicular tumor, although there are also birth defects, defects ...
Clinical Doppler Ultrasound (2006)
by Paul L. P. Allan
These continue as 10–15 efferent ductules which pass into the head of the epididymis. The epididymis is a comma shaped structure that runs along the posterolateral aspect of the testis (Fig. 12.4). Its components are the head (globus major), ...
Reproductive Toxicology (2013)
In Vitro Germ Cell Developmental Toxicology, from Science to Social and Industrial Demand by Jesús del Mazo
Since the epididymis is an androgen-dependent organ, it may be postulated that testosterone production is still sufficient to support epididymal development but not spermatogenic cell line differentiation. INTRODUCTION Parathion is used as ...
by Janine Bothe
Answer: c Why: The epididymis is a coiled structure that sits to the back of each testis. It stores sperm until they are mature. The mature sperm are then transported ...
Epithelial Cell Culture (1996)
by Ann Harris
Wong Introduction The epididymis is an integral part of the male reproductive system, which, together with the efferent duct and vas deferens, forms the testicular excur- rent duct system. The epididymis does not merely serve as a conduit for ...
by David E. Noakes
The epididymis is a single, highly convoluted tube into which the vasa efferentia drain the seminiferous tubules. Grossly, the epididymis appears as an approximately cylindrical organ, which is divided into a prominent head, situated close ...
Fertility and Sterility (2012)
The Proceedings of the XIth World Congress on Fertility and Sterility, Dublin, June 1983, held under the Auspices of the International Federation of Fertility Societies by R.F. Harrison, J. Bonnar, W. Thompson
CANALE INTRODUCTION The epididymis is a long duct (6–7 m, width 450–500 um) where the spermatozoa coming from the seminiferous ...
by Kevin Coward, Dagan Wells
The epididymis is a coiled segment of the spermatic ducts that serves to store, mature and transport sperm between the testis and the deferen duct (Fig. 3.2). The epididymis can be divided into caput (head), corpus (body) and cauda (tail).
Guide and Workbook by Angela Taibo
Once sperm cells are produced, they move to the next structure of the male reproductive system, the epididymis. The epididymis is a large tube where ...
by Ashok Agarwal, Robert John Aitken, Juan G Alvarez
The increased sperm DNA compaction ensured by protamine oxidation in the epididymis is a crucial phenomenon that serves both to protect paternal DNA from mutational effects and to reduce the volume of the sperm head allowing an ...
by Wayne J.G. Hellstrom
The epididymis is the site ofsperm maturation andstorage. Itis derived,along withthevas deferens andtheseminal vesicles,from the mesonephric (wolffian) duct . Themesonephric duct makes contact withthe tubules ofthe developing retetestisvia ...
Fertility Control (2010)
by Ursula-F. Habenicht, Robert John Aitken
Abstract The epididymis is an excellent target for the development of a male contraceptive. This is because the process of sperm maturation occurs in this organ; spermatozoa ...
by John William Ballantyne
Epididymis. See Scrotum and Testicle, Diseases of (Anatomy, Abnormalities, Encysted Hydrocele, etc.) ; Tuberculosis ( Morbid Anatomy, Epididymis and Testis). Epididymitis. — Inflammation of the epididymis.
Epididymis After production within the seminiferous tubules of the testis, the immature testicular spermatozoa together with fluid secreted by the Sertoli cells pass the tubuli recti and the rete testis and enter into 12–18 efferent ducts that form ...
A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst
A lingering tenderness in the region of the epididymis is ...
by Chris Brooker
epididymectomy n surgical removal of the epididymis. epididymis n a small oblong body attached to the posterior surface of the ...
by Samuel Cooper
The epididymis remains swelled, however, even for a considerable time afterwards. The tirst appearance of swelling is generally ...
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