Vas-deferens meaning

dĕfər-ənz, -ə-rĕnz
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The main duct through which semen is carried from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct.
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The highly convoluted duct that conveys sperm from the testicle to the ejaculatory duct of the penis.
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A duct through which semen is carried from the epididymis of each testicle to an ejaculatory duct.
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Either of two ducts through which sperm passes from a testis to the outside of the body. In mammals, the vas deferens connects the testis to the urethra.
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(anatomy) The duct in the testicle that carries semen from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct.
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Origin of vas-deferens

  • New Latin vās dēferēns vās duct Latin dēferēns present participle of dēferre to carry away

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

  • From Latin vās (“vessel, duct") + dÄ“ferÄ“ns (“carrying off"), present active participle of dÄ“ferō (“carry off").

    From Wiktionary