Spermatic cord
Spermatic Sper*mat"ic, a. [L. spermaticus, Gr. ????: cf. F. spermatique. See {Sperm}.] (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to semen; as, the spermatic fluid, the spermatic vessels, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Spermatic cord} (Anat.), the cord which suspends the testicle within the scrotum. It is made up of a connective tissue sheath inclosing the spermatic duct and accompanying vessels and nerves. [1913 Webster]


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  • spermatic cord — n. the cord that suspends a testicle within the scrotum, consisting of a vas deferens, nerves, blood and lymphatic vessels, and connective tissue …   English World dictionary

  • Spermatic cord — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = funiculus spermaticus GraySubject = 258 GrayPage = 1239 Caption = Anatomy of the human male reproductive system Caption2 = The spermatic cord in the inguinal canal. (Label for spermatic cord in lower… …   Wikipedia

  • spermatic cord — Anat. the cord by which a testis is suspended in the scrotum, containing the vas deferens and the blood vessels and nerves of the testis. [1790 1800] * * * ▪ anatomy       either of a pair of tubular structures in the male reproductive system… …   Universalium

  • Spermatic cord — A group of structures which go through the inguinal canal to the testis. The structures include the vas deferens, arteries, veins, lymphatic vessels, and nerves. * * * spermatic cord n a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum, contains… …   Medical dictionary

  • spermatic cord — the cord, consisting of the vas deferens, nerves, and blood vessels, that runs from the abdominal cavity to the testicle in the scrotum. The inguinal canal, through which the spermatic cord passes, becomes closed after the testes have descended …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • spermatic cord — spermat′ic cord′ n. anat. the cord by which a testis is suspended in the scrotum, containing the vas deferens • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • spermatic cord — /spɜˌmætɪk ˈkɔd/ (say sper.matik kawd) noun the solid neck of the spermatic sac by which the testicle is suspended within the scrotum; it contains the vas deferens, the blood vessels and nerves of the testicles, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • spermatic cord — noun Date: 1783 a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and vessels and nerves of the testis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spermatic cord — noun a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves • Hypernyms: ↑funiculus • Part Holonyms: ↑testis, ↑testicle, ↑orchis, ↑ball, ↑ballock, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spermatic cord — noun (in mammals) a bundle of nerves, ducts, and blood vessels connecting the testicles to the abdominal cavity …   English new terms dictionary

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