gubernaculum


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gubernaculum

[‚gü·bər′nak·yə·ləm]
(anatomy)
A guiding structure, as the fibrous cord extending from the fetal testes to the scrotal swellings.
(invertebrate zoology)
A posterior flagellum of certain protozoans.
A sclerotized structure associated with the copulatory spicules of certain nematodes.
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1) The processus vaginalis peritonei (called canal of Nuck in the female) is a tubular fold of peritoneum that invaginates into the inguinal canal anterior to the gubernaculum and descending testis, forming the tunica vaginalis testis in male.
He was also the first to describe the absorptive function of the lacteals of the small intestine and the first to make a systematic study of teeth, and he described the descent of the testis into the scrotum guided by the gubernaculum testis.
obliquata -- -- X -- (Rafinesque, 1820) Epioblasma personata (Say, X -- -- -- 1829) Epioblasma torulosa -- -- -- X gubernaculum (Reeve, 1865) Epioblasma t.
Histologic evaluation of inguinoscrotal migration of the gubernaculum in rodents during testicular descent and its relationship to the genitorfemoral nerve.
3: "[Philosophia] animum format et fabricat, vita, disponit, actiones regit, agenda et omittenda demonstrat, sedet ad gubernaculum et per ancipitia fluctuantium dirigit cursum, sine hac nemo intrepide potest vivere, nemo secure.