[ skroh-tuhm ]
/ ˈskroʊ təm /
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noun, plural scro·ta [skroh-tuh], /ˈskroʊ tə/, scro·tums.Anatomy.
the pouch of skin that contains the testes.
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Origin of scrotum
1590–1600; <Latin scrōtum, variant of scrautum quiver
OTHER WORDS FROM scrotumscrotal, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for scrotum
Scrotum, callosities, and naked parts of buttocks bright flesh-coloured, but not so bright as in C. hamadryas.A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 1 (of 2)|Henry O. Forbes
British Dictionary definitions for scrotum
/ (ˈskrəʊtəm) /
noun plural -ta (-tə) or -tums
the pouch of skin containing the testes in most mammals
Derived forms of scrotumscrotal, adjective
Word Origin for scrotum
C16: from Latin
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Medical definitions for scrotum
[ skrō′təm ]
n. pl. scro•tums
The musculocutaneous sac that encloses the testes and is formed of skin, a network of nonstriated muscular fibers, cremasteric fascia, the cremaster muscle, and the serous coverings of the testes and epididymides.
Other words from scrotumscro′tal (skrōt′l) adj.
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Scientific definitions for scrotum
[ skrō′təm ]
Plural scrota scrotums
The external sac of skin that encloses the testes in most mammals. The scrotum keeps the testes at the optimal temperature (slightly below body temperature) for producing sperm.
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Cultural definitions for scrotum
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