Scrotum meaning

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The scrotum is the sack that holds the testicles in male mammals.

An example of the scrotum is what keeps the testes at the best temperature to produce sperm.

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The external sac of skin enclosing the testes in most mammals.
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In most male mammals, the pouch of skin holding the testicles and related structures.
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The external sac of skin enclosing the testes in most mammals.
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The external sac of skin that encloses the testes in most mammals. The scrotum keeps the testes at the optimal temperature (slightly below body temperature) for producing sperm.
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(anatomy) The bag of skin and muscle that contains the testicles in mammals.

The female labia majora is homologous to the male scrotum.

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Origin of scrotum

  • Latin scrōtum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Latin scrōtum.

    From Wiktionary