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The epididymis (/ɛpˈdɪdmɪs/; plural: epididymides /ɛpdˈdɪmədz/ or /ɛpˈdɪdəmɪdz/) is a tube that connects a testicle tae a vas deferens in the male reproductive seestem. It is present in aw male reptiles, birds, an mammals. It is a single, narrae, tichtly-coiled tube (in adult humans, sax tae seiven meters in lenth[1]) connectin the efferent ducts frae the rear o each testicle tae its vas deferens.

Epididymis
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Adult human testicle wi epididymis: A. Head of epididymis, B. Body o epididymis, C. Tail o epididymis, an D. Vas deferens
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The richt testis, exposed bi layin open the tunica vaginalis.
Details
Precursor Wolffian duct
Vein Pampiniform plexus
Identifiers
Laitin Epididymis
MeSH A05.360.444.371
FMA 18255
Anatomical terminology

ReferencesEedit

  1. Kim, Howard H.; Goldstein, Marc (2010). "Chapter 53: Anatomy of the epididymis, vas deferens, and seminal vesicle". In Graham, Sam D.; Keane, Thomas E.; Glenn, James F. Glenn's urological surgery (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 356. ISBN 978-0-7817-9141-0.