epididymis


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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.

epididymis


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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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1) Lymphomas of the testis usually present as a unilateral testicular mass of variable size and can show contiguous spread to rete testis, epididymis, spermatic cord and rarely to tunica albuginea.
Inflammation of the epididymis may result in further complications such as scrotal swelling, pain, penile discharge and blood in urine.
Become familiar with the feel of the epididymis collecting tube, which runs behind the testicle.
Over the next 24 hours, the testis becomes enlarged, susually hypoechoic or inhomogeneous, associated with edema of the epididymis and scrotal wall.
It is therefore important to improve freezing technique for feline spermatozoa recovered from caudal epididymis.
Estrogen and androgen activity play an important role in the regulation of water reabsorption in the efferent ducts and epididymis and thereby influence the composition of the seminal fluid (Hess et al.
At the end of the experiment (6 weeks) testes, epididymis, seminal vesicles, ventral prostate, spleen, adrenals, kidneys, lungs, and hearts were removed and weighted on an analytical balance.
Hence, the present study was undertaken to investigate the reprotoxic effect of fungicide Methyl Thiophanate on fertility and the histology of testis and epididymis in adult male rabbit.
Operations on spermatic cord, epididymis, and vas deferens For more information visit http://www.
A second rumor marker, with similar sensitivity to CA-125, is HE4, human epididymis protein 4.
Testicular lumps: There are lots of benign lumps on the testicles such as swelling of the veins (varicocele), cysts of epididymis, fluid around the testicle (hydrocele) and sebaceous cysts on scrotal skin.