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vas def·er·ens

 (dĕf′ər-ənz, -ə-rĕnz′)
n. pl. vasa def·er·en·ti·a (dĕf′ə-rĕn′shē-ə)
A duct through which semen is carried from the epididymis of each testicle to an ejaculatory duct.

[New Latin vās dēferēns : vās, duct + Latin dēferēns, present participle of dēferre, to carry away.]
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vas deferens

(ˈvæs ˈdɛfəˌrɛnz)
n, pl vasa deferentia (ˈveɪsə ˌdɛfəˈrɛnʃɪə)
(Anatomy) anatomy the duct that conveys spermatozoa from the epididymis to the urethra
[C16: from New Latin, from Latin vās vessel + deferēns, present participle of deferre to bear away]
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vas de•fe•rens

(ˈvæs ˈdɛf əˌrɛnz, -ər ənz)

n., pl. va•sa de•fe•ren•ti•a (ˈveɪ sə ˌdɛf əˈrɛn ʃi ə, -ʃə)
a duct that transports sperm from the epididymis to the penis.
[1880–85; < New Latin vās dēferēns literally, vessel for carrying off]
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vas def·er·ens

(văs′ dĕf′ə-rĕnz′)
Either of two ducts through which sperm passes from a testis to the urethra.
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vas deferens

(or ductus deferens; pl. vasa deferentia) One of a pair of muscular tubes that are the sperm’s outlet from the epididymis.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vas deferens - a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
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"
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
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"
seminal duct - the efferent duct of the testis in man
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Translations
chámovod
sædleder
Samenleiter
conducto deferentevaso deferente
seemnejuha
siemenjohdin
canal déférent
צינור הזרע
ondóvezető
canale deferentedotto deferentevaso deferente
精管
정관
ductus deferensvas deferens
sėklinis latakas
zaadleider
nasieniowód
canal deferenteducto deferente
vas deferent
semenovod
sädesledare

vas deferens

n pl <vasa deferentia> → Samenleiter m
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vas def·er·ens

n. L. vas deferens, conducto excretor de espermatozoides.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vas deferens

n conducto deferente
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References in periodicals archive ?
The spermatic cord begins at the deep inguinal ring and descends vertically into the scrotum; the spermatic cord contains the vas deferens, testicular artery, cremasteric artery, deferential artery, pampiniform plexuses, genitofemoral nerve, and lymphatic vessels.
Congenital unilateral absence of the vas deferens (CUAVD) is an uncommon anomaly, which may contribute to male infertility and it has been associated with renal agenesis and a variety of other anomalies that was first described in 1870 by Reverdin [1].
The mesonephric (Wolffian) ducts begin to develop at 20-30 days of gestation and contribute to the development of the male reproductive excretory system that includes vas deferens, epididymis and seminal vesicles while they degenerate and remain as a vestigial system in the females.
The vas deferens was also dilated in all of its length, up until the most cranial portion, where it was absent for 3 cm.
[sup][5] Other complications, including damage to the vas deferens and a postoperative high-riding testis, have been reported even after a negative exploration.
In the first phase, the tubes that store and transport sperm from the testes (vas deferens) contract to squeeze the sperm toward the base of the penis.
Thus, the present study aimed to investigate the intervention of noni (Morinda citrifolia Linn.) and its bioactive principles, scopoletin and rutin, on the dopaminergic and noradrenergic systems using isolated rat vas deferens preparations.
Trans-septal orchidopexy is highly recommended to manage TTE when vas deferens is fused together; extra peritoneal transposition of the testis is the alternative approach10.
The frequency and intensity of imposex in various species of gastropods were expressed according to (Fioroni et al., 1991; Gibbs and Bryan, 1994; Vishwakiran and Anil, 1999) as follow: (i) uncubed relative penis length index (RPLI); (ii) cubed relative penis size index (RPSI); (iii) vas deferens sequence index (VDSI).
When T started working on muscarinic receptors back around then, the literature was still full of possum trachea and rat vas deferens tissue assays, but that era was already disappearing.
intermedia consists of a pair of long, cylindrical testes that are each connected to a long, coiled vas deferens by a thin duct and a large ampulla.
A vasectomy is a procedure which prevents sperm travelling from the testicles to the penis by blocking, cutting and sealing the Vas Deferens (tubes).