Definition of epididymis
What does epididymis mean?
- 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
- [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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Fertility Preservation in Male Cancer Patients (2013)
by John P. Mulhall, Linda D. Applegarth, Robert D. Oates, 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 ...
Cunningham'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 ...
Clinical 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 ...
The American Journal of the Medical Sciences (1894)
The epididymis is a common seat of tubercular disease, but a very exceptional one for syphilis at so late a date." The more recent special works on syphilis devote more or less space to the subject, but regarding it as among the least discussed ...
Green'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.
Sex 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 ...
Encyclopaedia medica (1902)
by Chalmers Watson
to indicate that in most cases it originates in the testicle, or rather epididymis, and spreads thence upwards. Supposing that this were the case, one would expect that simultaneous affection of the kidneys would be common, ...
Encyclopaedia 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 ...
The 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 ...
The 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 ...
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