ductus deferens

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Noun1.ductus 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
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In this procedure, approximately 1 cm of the deferent duct was removed bilaterally.
Numerous spermatozoa were observed in the lumen of deferent duct using light microscopy.
Gray and Skandalakis thought that, since in most cases, the each testis has his own deferent duct, the crossing over occurred during testicular descent, each testis arising from the ipsilateral genital ridge.
At its point of entry into the urethra, the deferent duct widens to form the ampulla.