epididymis

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noun ep·i·did·y·mis \ˌe-pə-ˈdi-də-məs\

Definition of epididymis

plural

epididymides

play \ˌe-pə-ˈdi-də-mə-ˌdēz\
  1. :  a system of ductules emerging posteriorly from the testis that holds sperm during maturation and that forms a tangled mass before uniting into a single coiled duct which is continuous with the vas deferens

epididymal

play \ˌe-pə-ˈdi-də-məl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of epididymis

New Latin, from Greek, from epi- + didymos testicle, twin, from dyo two — more at two


First Known Use: 1610


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epididymis

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noun ep·i·did·y·mis \ˌep-ə-ˈdid-ə-məs\

Medical Definition of epididymis

plural

epididymides

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  1. :  a system of ductules that emerges posteriorly from the testis, holds sperm during maturation, and forms a tangled mass before uniting into a single coiled duct which comprises the highly convoluted body and tail of the system and is continuous with the vas deferens—see vasa efferentia

epididymal

\-məl\play adjective

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