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ep·i·did·y·mis

 (ĕp′ĭ-dĭd′ə-mĭs)
n. pl. ep·i·did·y·mi·des (-mĭ-dēz′)
A long, narrow, convoluted tube, part of the spermatic duct system, that lies on the posterior aspect of each testicle, connecting it to the vas deferens.

[Greek epididumis : epi-, epi- + didumoi, twins, testicles, pl. of didumos, double; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

ep′i·did′y·mal adj.

epididymis

(ˌɛpɪˈdɪdɪmɪs)
n, pl -didymides (-dɪˈdɪmɪˌdiːz)
(Anatomy) anatomy a convoluted tube situated along the posterior margin of each testis, in which spermatozoa are stored and conveyed to the vas deferens
[C17: from Greek epididumis, from epi- + didumos twin, testicle; see didymous]
ˌepiˈdidymal adj

ep•i•did•y•mis

(ˌɛp ɪˈdɪd ə mɪs)

n., pl. -di•dym•i•des (-dɪˈdɪm ɪˌdiz, -ˈdɪd ə mɪ-)
an oval structure at the upper surface of each testicle, consisting of tightly convoluted sperm ducts.
[1600–10; < Greek epididymís; see epi-, didymous]
ep`i•did′y•mal, adj.

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(pl. epididymides) A coiled tubule on each testis where sperm are stored and mature.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epididymis - a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
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"
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"
vasa efferentia - the several highly convoluted tubules that lead from the rete testis to the vas deferens and form the head of the epididymis
seminal duct - the efferent duct of the testis in man
Translations
بربخ
надсеменник
nadvarle
بربخ
lisäkives
יותרת האשך
pasjemenik
精巣上体
epidydimis
sėklidės prielipas
bijbal
bitestikkel
najądrze
nadsemenník
obmodek
pasemenikпасеменик
bitestikel
附睾

ep·i·did·y·mis

n. epidídimo, conducto situado en laparte posterior del testículo que recoge el esperma transportado por el conducto deferente a la vesícula seminal.

epididymis

n (pl -mides) epidídimo
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