gubernaculum

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gubernaculum

(ˌɡjuːbəˈnækjʊləm)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy the fetal ligament attached at one end to the testes and at the other to the scrotum. It pulls the testes down as the fetus grows.
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The hypo-echoic appearance of each scrotal compartment relates to the presence of the adjacent gubernaculum testis.
Recently, important alterations in gubernaculum testis structure were demonstrated in fetuses with PBS [4].