vasa efferentia


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vas ef·fer·ens

 (ĕf′ər-ənz, -ə-rĕnz′)
n. pl. vasa ef·fer·en·ti·a (ĕf′ə-rĕn′shē-ə)
Any of a number of small ducts that carry semen from the testis to the epididymis.

[New Latin vās efferēns : vās, duct + Latin efferēns, present participle of efferre, to carry out.]
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Noun1.vasa efferentia - the several highly convoluted tubules that lead from the rete testis to the vas deferens and form the head of the epididymisvasa efferentia - the several highly convoluted tubules that lead from the rete testis to the vas deferens and form the head of the epididymis
tubule - a small tube
epididymis - a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
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the testis communicates with the Wolffian duct via a sequential arrangement of vasa efferentia, renal corpuscles, and efferent epididymal ducts; no longitudinal duct or afferent epididymal ducts were observed), many of which have not been described previously in other salamanders.
The most complex condition, found in the Ambystomatidae, Hynobiidae, Proteidae, Salamandridae, and Siren idae, consists of the following ducts leading from the testes sequentially: the vasa efferentia, Bidder's duct (longitudinal collecting duct), afferent epididymal ducts, and efferent epididymal ducts.
The canal empties into the vasa efferentia (4-5 sequentially arranged tubules along the length of the canal; Figs.