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spermatic cord

n.
A cordlike structure, consisting of the vas deferens and its accompanying arteries, veins, nerves, and lymphatic vessels, that passes from the abdominal cavity through the inguinal canal down into the scrotum to the back of the testicle.

spermatic cord

n
(Anatomy) a cord in many male mammals that passes from each testis to the abdominal cavity and contains the spermatic artery and vein, vas deferens, and lymphatics

spermat′ic cord′


n.
the cord by which a testis is suspended in the scrotum, containing the vas deferens.
[1790–1800]
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Noun1.spermatic cord - a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves
funiculus - any of several body structure resembling a cord
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"
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Physical examination of the genitalia revealed firm enlargement of both testes with irregular surface, while epididymis and spermatic cords were thickened.
Intra-operatively, the tumour invaded the anterior rectus fascia, rectus abdominus, periosteum of the pubic symphysis and spermatic cords bilaterally.
Varicocele grading was done in accordance with the World Health Organization's criteria: grade I, veins of spermatic cords are palpable with valsalva maneuver; grade II, veins of spermatic cords are palpable without valsalva maneuver; grade III, veins of spermatic cords are visible through skin without valsalva maneuver (1).
Fluid-like internal contents of the mass (17-20 HU) had spilled into the peritoneal cavity, causing moderate ascites, and had extended along the inguinal canals bilaterally adjacent to spermatic cords (Figure 3).
The sac contained two spermatic cords, separated by a rudimentary uterus, with one cornua leading to an ovary like structure (Fig.