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vas efferens

[ vas-ef-uh-renz, -er-uhnz ]
/ 藞v忙s 藞蓻f 蓹藢r蓻nz, -蓹r 蓹nz /
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noun, plural va路sa ef路fer路en路ti路a [vey-suh-ef-uh-ren-shee-uh, -shuh], /藞ve瑟 s蓹 藢蓻f 蓹藞r蓻n 蕛i 蓹, -蕛蓹/, 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鈥60; <New Latin: literally, vessel for carrying out. See vas, efferent
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Medical definitions for vas efferens

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

n. pl. vasa ef鈥er鈥n鈥i鈥 (臅f鈥采-r臅nsh膿-蓹)
Any of a number of small ducts that carry semen from the testis to the epididymis.
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