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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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by AK Singh, Inderbir Singh
The epididymis is a comma shaped organ about 8.8 cm long. It lies posterior...
The ductus epididymis is a tightly coiled structure measuring about a 6 m in length and 1mm in diameter.
The ductus epididymis is the site of sperm maturation.
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...
Epididymis The epididymis is a highly coiled tube, measuring about 6m (20 ft) in length and 1 mm in diameter that lies tightly packed within the scrotum. An epididymis...
Functionally, the epididymis is the site of sperm maturation. It stores ...
Epididymis The epididymis is a highly coiled tube, measuring about 6 m (20 ft) in length and 1 mm in diameter that lies tightly packed within the scrotum. An epididymis...
Functionally, the epididymis is the site of sperm maturation. It stores ...
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...
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 ...
Clinical Anatomy by Regions (2011)
by Richard S. Snell
Epididymis The epididymis is a firm structure lying posterior to the testis, with the vas deferens lying on its medial side...
by Allan B. Wolfson, Gregory W. Hendey, Louis J. Ling, Carlo L. Rosen, Jeffrey J. Schaider, Ghazala Q. Sharieff
The epididymis is a 1-cm thick, discrete, sausage-shaped structure, usually located on and firmly attached to the posterior wall of the testicle. In 7% of patients, it is anteriorly oriented. The epididymal head, or globus major, is the thickest portion ...
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 ...
Lessons in Practical Anatomy (1823)
For the Use of Dissectors by William Edmonds Horner
The Epididymis is a triangular arch enlarged at both extremities, and seeming to rest vertically on the testicle at its back part, being connected with it by the tunica vaginalis. The enlargement above is the Globus Major, and is formed of the coni ...
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 ...
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 ...
Health and Humor (2008)
by Charles Frederick Schafer
The epididymis is an elongated ...
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).
The epididymis is a tubular retention depot for the semen, being less vascular, but a denser structure than the testicle. Inflammatory Lesions of the Testicle. — Inflammations of the testes are : traumatic, or constitutional, simple or specific, acute ...
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 ...
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.
by Donald Venes, MD
Symphysis Prostate pubis Testis Epididymis Bulb of Duct of urethra bulbourethral gland EPIDIDYMIS 830. epididymodeferentectomy epigallocatechin gallate Ductus deferens\ Corpus cavernosum of shaft of penis 7\ Corpus spongiosum of ...
Epididymis is a structure situated within the scrotum and in which the sperms mature after leaving the testicle. It has three parts: the head (caput epididymis), the body (corpus) and the tail (cauda). The epididymis has as its outlet the vas ...
by Martin S. Lipsky, M.D.
Epididymis A twisled or convoluted duct, attached to the back side of each testicle within the scrotum.
by UN Panda
Epilemma 206 Epiloia Epidermis Epididymis Epilemma Neurilemma of small branches. Epiandrosterone Epilation Epiandrosterone Androgenichormone normally present in urine. Epiblast SYN — ectoderm; outer layer of cells ...
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 ...
by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood
epididymis [ep′′ -did' -mis] pl. epididymides [Gr.] an elongated,cordlike structure along theattachedborder of the testis, whose coiled duct provides ...
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