vas deferens

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vas def·er·ens

 (dĕf′ər-ənz, -ə-rĕnz′)
n. pl. vasa def·er·en·ti·a (dĕf′ə-rĕn′shē-ə)
A duct through which semen is carried from the epididymis of each testicle to an ejaculatory duct.

[New Latin vās dēferēns : vās, duct + Latin dēferēns, present participle of dēferre, to carry away.]

vas deferens

(ˈvæs ˈdɛfəˌrɛnz)
n, pl vasa deferentia (ˈveɪsə ˌdɛfəˈrɛnʃɪə)
(Anatomy) anatomy the duct that conveys spermatozoa from the epididymis to the urethra
[C16: from New Latin, from Latin vās vessel + deferēns, present participle of deferre to bear away]

vas de•fe•rens

(ˈvæs ˈdɛf əˌrɛnz, -ər ənz)

n., pl. va•sa de•fe•ren•ti•a (ˈveɪ sə ˌdɛf əˈrɛn ʃi ə, -ʃə)
a duct that transports sperm from the epididymis to the penis.
[1880–85; < New Latin vās dēferēns literally, vessel for carrying off]

vas def·er·ens

(văs′ dĕf′ə-rĕnz′)
Either of two ducts through which sperm passes from a testis to the urethra.

vas deferens

(or ductus deferens; pl. vasa deferentia) One of a pair of muscular tubes that are the sperm’s outlet from the epididymis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vas deferens - a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
ballock, bollock, testicle, testis, orchis, egg, ball, nut - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
seminal duct - the efferent duct of the testis in man
Translations
chámovod
sædleder
Samenleiter
conducto deferentevaso deferente
seemnejuha
siemenjohdin
canal déférent
צינור הזרע
ondóvezető
canale deferentedotto deferentevaso deferente
精管
정관
ductus deferensvas deferens
sėklinis latakas
zaadleider
nasieniowód
canal deferenteducto deferente
vas deferent
semenovod
sädesledare

vas deferens

n pl <vasa deferentia> → Samenleiter m

vas def·er·ens

n. L. vas deferens, conducto excretor de espermatozoides.

vas deferens

n conducto deferente
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