seminal vesicle
noun Date: circa 1890 either of a pair of glandular pouches that lie one on either side of the male reproductive tract and in the human male secrete a sugar- and protein-containing fluid into the ejaculatory duct

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  • seminal vesicle — n either of a pair of glandular pouches that lie one on either side of the male reproductive tract and that in human males secrete a sugar and protein containing fluid into the ejaculatory duct * * * either of a pair of male accessory sex glands… …   Medical dictionary

  • Seminal vesicle — Infobox Anatomy Name = Seminal vesicle Latin = vesiculæ seminales GraySubject = 260 GrayPage = 1246 Caption = Male Anatomy Caption2 = Prostate with seminal vesicles and seminal ducts, viewed from in front and above. Width = 300 Precursor = System …   Wikipedia

  • seminal vesicle — Anat. either of two small saclike glands, located on each side of the bladder in males, that add nutrient fluid to semen during ejaculation. [1885 90] * * * ▪ anatomy       either of two elongated saclike glands that secrete their fluid contents… …   Universalium

  • seminal vesicle — the enlarged lower end of the genital duct which is secretory in nature and completes the formation of the spermatophores and stores them. The so called seminal vesicles of teleosts (Blennioidea, Gobioidea) are misnamed and do not store sperm;… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • seminal vesicle — n. seminal gland, one of the paired glands that produces seminal liquied …   English contemporary dictionary

  • seminal vesicle — 1. A male sac , tube or pouch like structure in which spermatozoa is stored before being discharged; seminal reservoir; vesicula seminalis. 2. (ANNELIDA) A pouch usually formed in a posterior septum of a testicular segment where the latter stages …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • seminal vesicle — either of a pair of male accessory sex glands that open into the vas deferens before it joins the urethra. The seminal vesicles secrete most of the liquid component of semen …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • seminal vesicle — noun /ˈsɛmɪnəlˌvɛsɪkl/ One of two simple tubular glands located behind the male urinary bladder, responsible for the production of about sixty percent of the fluid that ultimately becomes semen …   Wiktionary

  • seminal vesicle — Organ which stores sperm of male [Holdich and Jones, 1983]. Sac in male independent of testes for storage of spermatozoa (e.g., some anostracans, Chirocephalidae). (Syn. vesicula seminalis) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Sac in male, independent of …   Crustacea glossary

  • seminal vesicle — sem′inal ves′icle n. anat. either of two small saclike glands, located on each side of the bladder in males, that add nutrient fluid to semen during ejaculation • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

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