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def·er·ent 1

 (dĕf′ər-ənt, dĕf′rənt)
Showing deference; deferential.

def·er·ent 2

 (dĕf′ər-ənt, dĕf′rənt)
1. Anatomy Carrying down or away. Used of a duct or vessel.
2. Serving or adapted to carry or transport.

[Middle English defferent, from Latin dēferēns, dēferent-, present participle of dēferre, to carry away; see defer2.]


another word for deferential


(Physiology) (esp of a bodily nerve, vessel, or duct) conveying an impulse, fluid, etc, outwards, down, or away; efferent
(Astronomy) astronomy (in the Ptolemaic system) a circle centred on the earth around which the centre of the epicycle was thought to move
[C17: from Latin dēferre; see defer2]


(ˈdɛf ər ənt)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deferent - showing deference
respectful - full of or exhibiting respect; "respectful behavior"; "a respectful glance"


a. deferente, hacia afuera.
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The analysis report showed the male reproductive tracts in this shark had epididymides, coiled ductus deferens, and seminal vesicles.
Paired testes are located anteriorly, followed by vas deferens (Krol et al.
A The epididymis is a coiled duct on the back of each testicle that serves as a reservoir for sperm while they mature and carries sperm from the testicle to the vas deferens.
In men, all the sperm swim through one tiny tube, the vas deferens.
The drug Vasegel, as relayed by Mashable, is a polymer gel injected to the duct of the male reproductive system called the vas deferens.
Local anaesthesia in NSV procedure involves injection of lignocaine 2% along the vas deferens and raising an intradermal wheal at the site of fixation of vas.
Vasalgel is not a pill but a gel which is injected into the vas deferens in a similar fashion to that which a vasectomy takes place.
Females were classified with imposex observing the ovarian, albumen, ingestive and capsule glands, vagina, vas deferens, pseudopenis and penis duct of males and females.
Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy has several advantages over conventional open herniotomy; most of them related to the evaluation of possible contralateral patent processus vaginalis (PPV) and avoidance of trauma to the vas deferens and spermatic vessels.
The meeting expressed grave concerned over not adopting the proper procedure for disposal of hospital affluent and decided to issue show cause notices to the managements of Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad and Jamshoro Branches, Isra Medical University, Rajputana Hospital, Ghani Hospital Qasimabad, Taluka Hospital Qasimabad, Shah Bhitai Hospital Latifabad, Eye Hospital Hyderabad, Afzal Medical Centre, Asim Clinic Qasimabad, Lady Deferens Hospital, Hafiz Mubarak Hospital Cloth Market, Nazim Memorial Hospital, Maaji Hospital, Hilal-e-Ahmer General and Cardio Hospitals, Jeejal Maa Hospital, Bone Care Hospital, Allah Bachayo Memon Hospital, Kotri Hospital, Bin Tayyab Hospital, Hajiani Hospital, Agha Khan Hospital and Niaz Hospital.
After localizing the vas deferens, the surgeon opens the layers of the scrotum, dissects the vas deferens and then ligates or severs both vas deferens (1-2 cm resection), cauterizes, seals with clips and/or fascia, etc.