[ goo-ber-nak-yuh-luhm ]

noun,plural gu·ber·nac·u·la [goo-ber-nak-yuh-luh]. /ˌgu bərˈnæk yə lə/. Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. a part or organ that directs the movement or course of another part.

Origin of gubernaculum

1655–65; <New Latin, Latin gubernāculum rudder, equivalent to gubernā(re) to steer (see govern) + -culum-cule2

Other words from gubernaculum

  • gu·ber·nac·u·lar, adjective

Words Nearby gubernaculum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023