Definitions for vas deferensˈvæs ˈdɛf əˌrɛnz, -ər ənz; ˈveɪ sə ˌdɛf əˈrɛn ʃi ə, -ʃə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vas de•fe•rensˈvæs ˈdɛf əˌrɛnz, -ər ənz; ˈveɪ sə ˌdɛf əˈrɛn ʃi ə, -ʃə(n.)(pl.)va•sa de•fe•ren•ti•a
a duct that transports sperm from the epididymis to the penis.
Category: Anatomy, Zoology
Origin of vas deferens:
1880–85; < NL vās dēferēns lit., vessel for carrying off
vas deferens, ductus deferens(noun)
a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
The duct in the testicle that carries semen from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct.
Origin: From vas + deferens, present active participle of defero.
The vas deferens, also called ductus deferens, is part of the male anatomy of many vertebrates; they transport sperm from the epididymis in anticipation of ejaculation.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The excretory duct of the testes that carries SPERMATOZOA. It rises from the SCROTUM and joins the SEMINAL VESICLES to form the ejaculatory duct.
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