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epididymis

[ ep-i-did-uh-mis ]
/ 藢蓻p 瑟藞d瑟d 蓹 m瑟s /
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noun, plural ep路i路di路dym路i路des [ep-i-di-dim-i-deez, -did-uh-mi-]. /藢蓻p 瑟 d瑟藞d瑟m 瑟藢diz, -藞d瑟d 蓹 m瑟-/. Anatomy.
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.
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See also vas efferens.

Origin of epididymis

1600鈥10; <Greek epididym铆s;see epi-, didymous

OTHER WORDS FROM epididymis

ep路i路did路y路mal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epididymis

epididymis
/ (藢蓻p瑟藞d瑟d瑟m瑟s) /

noun plural -didymides (-d瑟藞d瑟m瑟藢di藧z)
anatomy a convoluted tube situated along the posterior margin of each testis, in which spermatozoa are stored and conveyed to the vas deferens

Derived forms of epididymis

epididymal, adjective

Word Origin for epididymis

C17: from Greek epididumis, from epi- + didumos twin, testicle; see didymous
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Medical definitions for epididymis

epididymis
[ 臅p鈥材-d沫d蓹-m沫s ]

n. pl. ep鈥鈥id鈥鈥i鈥es (-m沫-d膿z鈥)
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.
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