epoophoron

noun

ep·​ooph·​o·​ron ˌep-ō-ˈäf-ə-ˌrän, -ə-ˈwäf- How to pronounce epoophoron (audio)
: a rudimentary organ homologous with the male epididymis that lies in the broad ligament of the uterus and consists of a number of small tubules which are the remains of the tubules of the mesonephros of the embryo and which open into Gartner's duct

called also organ of Rosenmüller, parovarium

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“Epoophoron.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/epoophoron. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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