noun, plural ep·i·di·dym·i·des [ep-i-di-dim-i-deez, -did-uh-mi-] /ˌɛp ɪ dɪˈdɪm ɪˌdiz, -ˈdɪd ə mɪ-/. Anatomy.
Origin of epididymis
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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
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
noun plural -didymides (-dɪˈdɪmɪˌdiːz)
Word Origin for epididymis
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].