gubernaculum

[ goo-ber-nak-yuh-luhm ]
/ ˌgu bərˈnæk yə ləm /

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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Medical definitions for gubernaculum

gubernaculum
[ gōō′bər-năkyə-ləm ]

n. pl. gu•ber•nac•u•la (-lə)

A fibrous cord connecting two structures.
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