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Epididymis

Introduction: Epididymis

Description 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.
Source: CRISP

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)

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 2007

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Epididymis as an Organ

Epididymis (organ): Tube collecting sperm from the testes...more »

Epididymis (organ): Sperm is collected from its production in the testes, where it is conveyed into the epididymis, and then

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Broader terms for Epididymis

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Epididymis can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Epididymis

The following list attempts to classify Epididymis into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • canal,channel,duct,epithelial duct
  • passage,passageway
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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