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vas deferens

[ vas-def-uh-renz, -er-uhnz ]
/ 藞v忙s 藞d蓻f 蓹藢r蓻nz, -蓹r 蓹nz /
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noun, plural va路sa de路fe路ren路ti路a [vey-suh-def-uh-ren-shee-uh, -shuh]. /藞ve瑟 s蓹 藢d蓻f 蓹藞r蓻n 蕛i 蓹, -蕛蓹/. Anatomy, Zoology.
the duct that transports the sperm from the epididymis to the penis.
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See also vas efferens.

Origin of vas deferens

First recorded in 1880鈥85, vas deferens is from New Latin v膩s d膿fer膿ns literally, 鈥渧essel for carrying off.鈥 See vas, deferent2
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British Dictionary definitions for vas deferens

vas deferens
/ (藞v忙s 藞d蓻f蓹藢r蓻nz) /

noun plural vasa deferentia (藞ve瑟s蓹 藢d蓻f蓹藞r蓻n蕛瑟蓹)
anatomy the duct that conveys spermatozoa from the epididymis to the urethra

Word Origin for vas deferens

C16: from New Latin, from Latin v膩s vessel + defer膿ns, present participle of deferre to bear away
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Medical definitions for vas deferens

vas deferens
[ v膬s d臅f蓹r-蓹nz, -蓹-r臅nz鈥 ]

n. pl. vasa def鈥r鈥n鈥i鈥 (d臅f鈥采-r臅nsh膿-蓹)
The main secretory duct of the testicle, through which semen is carried from the epididymis to the prostatic urethra, where it ends as the ejaculatory duct.deferent duct spermatic duct spermiduct
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Scientific definitions for vas deferens

vas deferens
[ v膬s d臅f蓹-r臅nz鈥 ]

Plural vasa deferentia (v膩z蓹 d臅f鈥采-r臅nsh膿-蓹)
Either of two ducts through which sperm passes from a testis to the outside of the body. In mammals, the vas deferens connects the testis to the urethra.
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