gubernaculum

[goo-ber-nak-yuh-luh m]

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.

Origin of gubernaculum

1655–65; < New Latin, Latin gubernāculum rudder, equivalent to gubernā(re) to steer (see govern) + -culum -cule2
Related formsgu·ber·nac·u·lar, adjective
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gubernaculum in Medicine

gubernaculum

[gōō′bər-năkyə-ləm]

n. pl. gu•ber•nac•u•la (-lə)

A fibrous cord connecting two structures.
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