seminal vesicle


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seminal vesicle

n.
Either of a pair of pouchlike glands situated on each side of the male urinary bladder that secrete seminal fluid and nourish and promote the movement of spermatozoa through the urethra.

seminal vesicle

n
(Anatomy) either of a pair of tubular glands that contribute fluids which make up semen in some mammals including human males: each seminal vesicle is connected to a vas deferens

sem′inal ves′icle


n.
either of two small saclike glands, located on each side of the bladder in males, that add nutrient fluid to semen during ejaculation.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seminal vesicle - either of a pair of glands located on either side of the male urinary bladder that open into the vas deferens and that secrete many components of semen during ejaculation
duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
Translations
glándula seminalvesícula seminal
vésicule séminale
vescicola seminale
vesicula seminalis
sėklinė pūslelė
vesícula seminal
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Previous studies have shown that perinatal exposure to the synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol (DES) leads to feminization of the seminal vesicle (SV) in male mice, as evidenced by tissue hyperplasia, ectopic expression of a major estrogen-inducible uterine secretory protein lactoferrin (LF), and reduced expression of SV secretory IV protein (SVS IV).
In the adult male mice, testis weight, body weight, and seminal vesicle weight were no different.
Males presenting uncalcified claspers that did not rotate easily, an unopened rhipidion and sperm absent from the seminal vesicle were considered juveniles; whereas adults presented calcified claspers with easy rotation, an open rhipidion and spermatozeugamata in the seminal vesicle (Pratt 1979).
A kallikrein-like serine protease in prostatic fluid cleaves the predominant seminal vesicle protein.
The male reproductive systems of the gonochoric representatives of the Littorinidae include: (1) a branched gonad among the tubules of the digestive gland, (2) a seminal vesicle in which the euspermatozoa are stored, (3) a prostate gland, and (4) a conical penis located under the right tentacle of the animal (Fretter & Graham).
Also, for an intermediate or high-risk patient who is undecided about whether to choose surgery or radiation, an MRI can identify whether there is extracapsular extension or seminal vesicle involvement.
Seminal vesicle bipartide; anterior part larger, and posterior part slimming to form a prostatic duct that penetrates to the ventro-genital sac.
Experiment 2: effect of Red Maca (Lepidium meyenii) and Finasteride on prostate and seminal vesicle weight in rats treated with testosterone enanthate
Seminal vesicle fluid is alkaline, rich in flavin that is responsible for semen color and contains fructose for nourishment as the male gamete travels through the female reproductive track to the site of fertilization in the oviduct.
Hemospermia is often benign with predominant causes including prostatic and seminal vesicle disease.
Lee, MD, University of Pennsylvania urologist, states, "Patients with high Gleason scores, extracapsular extension, positive surgical margins or seminal vesicle involvement are at risk of developing biochemical failure following radical prostatectomy.
5 cm with ADC maps and showing diffuse strongly restricted diffusion, was seen in the right base with invasion into the seminal vesicle (Fig.