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vas efferens

[vas ef-uh-renz, -er-uh nz] /ˈvæs ˈɛf əˌrɛnz, -ər ənz/
noun, plural vasa efferentia
[vey-suh ef-uh-ren-shee-uh, -shuh] /ˈveɪ sə ˌɛf əˈrɛn ʃi ə, -ʃə/ (Show IPA).
any of a number of short ducts that carry sperm from the testis to the epididymis.
See also vas deferens.
Origin of vas efferens
1855-60; < New Latin: literally, vessel for carrying out. See vas, efferent Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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vas efferens in Medicine

vas efferens vas ef·fer·ens (vās' ěf'ər-ənz, -ə-rěnz')
n. pl. vasa ef·fer·en·ti·a (ěf'ə-rěn'shē-ə)
Any of a number of small ducts that carry semen from the testis to the epididymis.

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