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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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The analysis report showed the male reproductive tracts in this shark had epididymides, coiled ductus deferens, and seminal vesicles.
using sperm from one of the cauda epididymides taken from mice at the time of necropsy.
The testes and epididymides that were not submitted to histopathology were crushed and homogenized individually and the total sperm count (epididymis tail) and the espermatid number per animal (testis) were evaluated from an aliquot of each organ using a Neubauer chamber.
The excised epididymides were cut into small pieces and placed in F12 media (1 ml) containing 0.
Evaluation of epididymal semen quality using the Hamilton-Thorne analyzer indicates variation between the two caudae epididymides of the same bull.
After surgery, epididymides were immediately taken to the laboratory and washed in saline solution at 37[degrees]C.
Thorough palpation and examination of penis, testes, epididymides, vasa deferentia, and urethra should be undertaken to evaluate for any structural abnormalities or suspicious lesions.
Testes, epididymides, and seminal vesicles were dissected and weighed (1 mg) (Hijazi et al.
Histopathological Evaluation of Soft and Hard Tissues: The hard tissues (right femur) and soft tissues, vital organs (kidneys, liver, heart, spleen, adrenals, and lungs), reproductive organs (testes, prostate, epididymides, and seminal vesicle) and samples of skeletal muscles were collected, fixed with 10% formalin and later processed according to standard laboratory protocols [22].