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vas efferens

[ vas -ef-uh-renz, -er-uhnz ]
/ ˈvæs ˈɛf əˌrɛnz, -ər ənz /
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noun, plural va·sa ef·fer·en·ti·a [vey-suh -ef-uh-ren-shee-uh, -shuh], /ˈveɪ sə ˌɛf əˈrɛn ʃi ə, -ʃə/, Anatomy.

any of a number of short ducts that carry sperm from the testis to the epididymis.

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See also vas deferens.

Origin of vas efferens

1855–60; <New Latin: literally, vessel for carrying out. See vas, efferent
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vas efferens
[ văs ĕfər-ənz, -ə-rĕnz′ ]

n. pl. vasa ef•fer•en•ti•a (ĕf′ə-rĕnshē-ə)

Any of a number of small ducts that carry semen from the testis to the epididymis.
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