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scrotum

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noun scro·tum \ˈskrō-təm\

Simple Definition of scrotum

  • : the sack of skin that contains the testicles of men and male animals

Full Definition of scrotum

plural scro·ta play \-tə\ or scrotums

  1. :  the external pouch that in most mammals contains the testes

scro·tal play \ˈskrō-təl\ adjective

Origin of scrotum

Latin; akin to Latin scrautum quiver


First Known Use: 1597


Medical Dictionary

scrotum

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noun scro·tum \ˈskrōt-əm\

Medical Definition of scrotum

plural scro·ta \-ə\play or scrotums

  1. :  the external sac that in most mammals contains the testes



Illustration of scrotum


Learn More about scrotum

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "scrotum" Spanish Central: Translation of "scrotum" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "scrotum"


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