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gubernaculum

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

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