epididymis

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

Definition of epididymis

plural epididymides play \ˌe-pə-ˈdi-də-mə-ˌdēz\
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of epididymis

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


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epididymis

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

medical Definition of epididymis

plural epididymides play \-mə-ˌdēz\
: 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

play \-məl\ adjective

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