epididymis
Convoluted tubule connecting the vas efferens, that comes from the seminiferous tubules of the mammalian testis, to the vas deferens. Maturation and storage of sperm occur in the epididymis.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Epididymis — 1: Epididymis 2: Head of epididymis 3: Lobules of epididymis 4: Body of epididymis 5: Tail of epididymis 6: Duct of epididymis 7: Deferent duct (ductus deferens or vas deferens) …   Wikipedia

  • epididymis — c.1600, fleshy mass at the back of the testicles (jocularly called a taint), Mod.L., lit. that which is on the testicles, from Gk. epididymis, a word probably coined by Greek anatomist Herophilus (c.300 B.C.E.) from epi on (see EPI (Cf. epi )) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Epididymis — Ep i*did y*mis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; epi upon + ? testicle.] (Anat.) An oblong vermiform mass on the dorsal side of the testicle, composed of numerous convolutions of the excretory duct of that organ. {Ep i*did y*mal}, a. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epididymis — (gr.), Nebenhode, s.u. Genitalien. Epididymītis, deren Entzündung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Epididymis — (griech.), der Nebenhoden; Epididymitis, Entzündung des Nebenhodens …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Epididymis — Epididymis, griech., Nebenhode …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Epididymis — ⇒ Nebenhoden …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • epididymis — [ep΄ə did′i mis] n. pl. epididymides [ep΄ədi dim′i dēz΄] [ModL < Gr < epi , upon + didymoi, testicles, orig. pl. of didymos, double, redupl. of duo, TWO] a long, oval shaped structure attached to the rear upper surface of each testicle,… …   English World dictionary

  • Epididymis — A structure within the scrotum attached to the backside of the testis. The epididymis is a coiled segment of the spermatic ducts that serves to store, mature and transport spermatozoa between the testis and the vas (the vas deferens). * * * An… …   Medical dictionary

  • Epididymis — Hoden und Nebenhoden: 2 Nebenhodenkopf    (Caput epididymidis) 4 Nebenhodenkörper    (Corpus epididymidis) 5 Nebenhodenschwanz    (Cauda epididymidis) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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