an elongated organ on the posterior surface of a testis that stores sperm while they mature and constitutes the convoluted beginning of the vas deferens.
- ep·i·did·y·mal, adjective
- See also vas efferens.
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How to use epididymis in a sentence
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.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 | Francis Maitland Balfour
These two surgeons have restored function in six such cases by uniting the vas with the epididymis by Martin's operation.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation | Austin O'Malley
The latter are stored in both ductus deferens and ductus epididymis.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor | Henry S. Fitch
The epididymis referred to above, consists of a mass of coiled tubes and blood vessels.The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction | Winfield S. Hall
British Dictionary definitions for epididymis
anatomy a convoluted tube situated along the posterior margin of each testis, in which spermatozoa are stored and conveyed to the vas deferens
- epididymal, adjective
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