vas efferens

[ vas ef-uh-renz, -er-uh nz ]
/ ˈvæs ˈɛf əˌrɛnz, -ər ənz /

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.

Nearby words

  1. varying hare,
  2. varèse,
  3. varèse, edgard,
  4. vas,
  5. vas deferens,
  6. vas-,
  7. vasa,
  8. vasa brevia,
  9. vasa murrhina,
  10. vasa previa

See also vas deferens.

Origin of vas efferens

1855–60; < New Latin: literally, vessel for carrying out. See vas, efferent

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Medicine definitions for vas efferens

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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