epididymis

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epididymis

[‚ep·ə′did·ə·məs]
(anatomy)
The convoluted efferent duct lying posterior to the testis and connected to it by the efferent ductules of the testis.
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Our understanding of the pathogenesis of PCE has been greatly enhanced by 2 recent studies of epididymides from patients with VHLD.
The epididymal spermatozoa from 3 cauda epididymides were randomly pooled as 1 replicate in order to increase the sperm numbers and also to reduce individual variations.
2006), and transcripts for AhR and ARNT have been documented in the rat testes, epididymides, seminal vesicles, vas deferens, and prostate (Roman et al.
During spermiogenesis the seminiferous tubules are lined by clusters of spermatozoa and metamorphosing spermatids and the epididymides are packed with sperm.
Reproductive Strong evidence, based on multiple human and system experimental animal studies, that TCE causes male reproductive toxicity, primarily through effects on the testes, epididymides, sperm, or hormone levels.
Testosterone produced by Leydig cells subsequently induces virilization of the Wolffian ducts into epididymides, vasa deferentia and seminal vesicles.
After laparotomy, the male reproductive organ (MRO) was removed from the body cavity, and the testes, epididymides, and vas deferentia were detached from each other using scissors and forceps.
The condition of the epididymides and the ductus deferens were observed and the genital ducts were checked for the presence of seminal fluid.
Males with fully calcified claspers that could be easily rotated, coiled epididymides, and differentiated testes were considered mature (Pratt 1979; Ebert 2005).