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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