vas deferens

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vas deferens:

see reproductive systemreproductive system,
in animals, the anatomical organs concerned with production of offspring. In humans and other mammals the female reproductive system produces the female reproductive cells (the eggs, or ova) and contains an organ in which development of the fetus takes
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; vasectomyvasectomy,
male sterilization by surgical excision of the vas deferens, the thin duct that carries sperm cells from the testicles to the prostate and the penis. Vasectomy is a popular method of birth control: in 1983, figures showed that approximately 10 million men had been
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vas deferens

[′vas ′def·ə·rənz]
(anatomy)
The portion of the excretory duct system of the testis which runs from the epididymal duct to the ejaculatory duct. Also known as ductus deferens.

vas deferens

Anatomy the duct that conveys spermatozoa from the epididymis to the urethra
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The males from the 3 pairs that had fertilized eggs were reexamined endoscopically, and the absence of a continuous deferent duct was confirmed in all cases (Fig 8).
1) Testicular duplication where both testicles aroused from the same genital ridge and they have a common deferent duct and blood supply.
In males, the sexual structures consist of a pair of testes, efferent ductules, epididymis, deferent ducts, penis; and in young individuals, remaining oviducts (ROMER; PARSONS, 1985; HILDEBRAND, 1995).
Each one is associated with the distal portion of its ipsilateral deferent duct.