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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.
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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
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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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epididymis


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(pl. epididymides) A coiled tubule on each testis where sperm are stored and mature.
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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, 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
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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.
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epididymis

n (pl -mides) epidídimo
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This is a fluid-filled sac in the epididymis, which contains a pool of dead sperm.
While in the genitourinary system, which is frequently affected by extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB), the most frequently affected organs are the kidneys followed by the prostate, isolated tuberculous epididymitis (ITE) presents as a rare condition with difficult diagnosis affecting only the epididymis without clinical or laboratory evidence of renal involvement (1).
Vitamin D receptor expression in various reproductive tissues (as shown in Figure) like smooth muscles of the epididymis, spermatogonia, Sertoli cells and sperms, especially mid piece and nucleus shows that it plays a crucial role in reproduction and therefore fertility.
The epididymis plays an important role in reproduction for mammalian species as it is the organ responsible for spermatozoa maturation and storage.
Check they have an epididymis the size of a table tennis ball at the base.
Localization and Changes of Tyrosine Phosphorylated Proteins and [beta] Actin in Epididymis of Rats Treated with Valproic Acid
The report also says it's easy to mistake the epididymis, the coiled set of tubes that lines the back and top of the testicles, for an unusual mass.
Infection also spreads to places such as testis, epididymis and male accessory sex glands," said Dr.
Sperm recovered directly from the epididymis has no seminal plasma, necessitating specific handling conditions to minimize deterioration in sperm quality, particularly with regard to motility (BERTOL et al., 2013).
The epididymis is slightly heterogeneous, with T1 signal similar to that of testis.
Epididymitis: This is an inflammation of the epididymis, known as epididymitis.