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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Additionally, maturity was corroborated in males by the presence of sperm clumps in the seminal vesicle (Pratt & Tanaka 1994); whereas in females it was corroborated by the presence of sperm in the oviducal gland.
Differential diagnosis for a cystic lesion in the perineum includes a tail gut cyst (a developmental lesion lined with gastrointestinal epithelium which would be retro-rectal (7), perineal median raphe cysts (8) or urethral and seminal vesicle cysts which would be connected to the urological system.