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Definition of epididymis

What does epididymis mean?

noun (epididymides)

  1. a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
    • 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:
    • 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

noun

  1. [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.

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Google previewFertility Preservation in Male Cancer Patients (2013)

by John P. Mulhall, Peter N. Schlegel

The epididymis is a tightly coiled structure, which when unfurled can be 6 meters long. Anatomically, the epididymis can be divided into three regions: the head ( caput), the body (corpus), and the tail (cauda). The epididymal head consists of ...

Google previewClinical Anatomy (2011)

(a Problem Solving Approach) by Neeta V. Kulkarni

Epididymis The epididymis is a very long and highly coiled tube attached to the posterior margin of testis. It consists of the head, body and tail. The head of epididymis is applied to the superior pole of the testis and the body lies against the ...

Google previewCunningham's Textbook of Anatomy (1913)

by Arthur Robinson

The epididymis is a somewhat crescentic structure, which is curved round the posterior border of the testis and overlaps to some extent the posterior part of the lateral surface of that organ. The superior, somewhat swollen part of the epididymis ...

Google previewGreen's encyclopedia and dictionary of medicine and surgery (1907)

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.

Google previewSex Encyclopedia (1993)

A To Z Guide to Latest Info On Sexual Health Safety & Technique by Stefan Bechtel

Epididymis The epididymis is a structure mounted on the back side of each testicle and containing a tiny, tightly coiled tube. Fully unwound, that tube would stretch a full 20 feet. After being formed in the testicle, immature sperm cells enter this ...

Google previewAmerican Medical Association Concise Medical Encyclopedia (2006)

by Martin S. Lipsky, M.D.

Epididymis A twisled or convoluted duct, attached to the back side of each testicle within the scrotum.

Google previewMacfadden's Encyclopedia of physical culture (1912)

by Bernarr Macfadden

Epididymis.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences [...] (1771)

This membrane is the continuation and duplicaturc cf the tunica albuginca or proper coat of the tellicle, which having supplied the place of a ligament to the epididymis afterwards invests it. The epididymis is Hat, a little enneave on the under ...

Google previewThe international encyclopedia of surgery (1895)

a systematic treatise on the theory and practice of surgery by John Ashhurst

vaded from the side of the urethra, but by extension of the disease from the epididymis. The true explanation is to be found in the carrying of the bacillus by the blood to the testicle from some distant part, and in its localization, occurring through ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Men's Health (2005)

by Glenn S. Rothfeld, Deborah S. Romaine

epididymis as from injuries releases enzymes into the bloodstream that ordinarily are not present. Digestive enzymes work in the gastrointestinal tract to dissolve and metabolize food, breaking it down into component structures that can be ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1828)

The hardest part is commonly the epididymis, and principally the lower portion...

Google previewThe New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences (1893)

(Based on Mayne's Lexicon) by New Sydenham Society

An old term for the various openings through which the semen is conveyed to the urethra ; also applied to the prostate gland ; also, by Hippocrates, to the epididymis. P. adenoides. The prostate gland. P. clrsol'des. The epididymis. P. varico sa.

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The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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