spermatic cord

noun

: a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and vessels and nerves of the testis

Word History

First Known Use

1783, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spermatic cord was in 1783

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“Spermatic cord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermatic%20cord. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

spermatic cord

noun
: a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum, contains the vas deferens and vessels and nerves of the testis, and extends from the deep inguinal ring through the inguinal canal and superficial inguinal ring downward into the scrotum

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