The epididymis referred to above, consists of a mass of coiled tubes and blood vessels.
This epithelium is found lining parts of the respiratory passages, the vas deferens and the epididymis.
Its tubules unite with the seminiferous tubules, and also form the epididymis.
These two surgeons have restored function in six such cases by uniting the vas with the epididymis by Martin's operation.
c.1600, "fleshy mass at the back of the testicles," Modern Latin, literally "that which is on the testicles," from Greek epididymis, a word probably coined by Greek anatomist Herophilus (c.300 B.C.E.) from epi "on" (see epi-) + didymos "testicle," literally "double, twofold" (adj.). "To save his Epididamies" [Richard Brome, "The Court Beggar," 1652].
epididymis ep·i·did·y·mis (ěp'ĭ-dĭd'ə-mĭs)
n. pl. ep·i·di·dy·mi·des (-mĭ-dēz')
A long, narrow, convoluted tube in the spermatic duct system that lies on the posterior aspect of each testicle and connects with the vas deferens.