Sperm is collected from its production in the testes,
where it is conveyed into the epididymis, and then
via the vas deferens and seminal vesicle,
and eventually out the urethra during ejaculation.
Descriptions of Epididymis
Epididymis: a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
Source: WordNet 2.1
Epididymis : convoluted tubule connecting the vas efferens, that comes from the seminiferous tubules of the mammalian testis, to the vas deferens; maturation and storage of sperm occur in the epididymis.
Epididymis : The convoluted cordlike structure attached to the posterior of the testis. Epididymis consists of the head (caput), the body (corpus), and the tail (cauda). A network of ducts leaving the testis joins into a common epididymal tubule proper which provides the transport, storage, and maturation of SPERMATOZOA.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)
Summary Information: Epididymis
Tube collecting sperm from the testes.
; see list below.
Related organs: testes (13), penis (30), prostate (10), sperm (2), ejaculation, seminal fluid, vas deferens, seminal vesicle
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Diseases List for Epididymis:
The following list of medical conditions
have 'Epididymis' or similar listed as an affected body part
in our database:
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