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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The characteristics of spermatozoa recovered from caudal epididymides (fresh spermatozoa) and after cryopreservation are shown in Tables 1 to 3.
Body weights, testes, epididymides and prostate weights difference are shown in Table 1.
Recovery of motile, membrane-intact spermatozoa from canine epididymides stored for 8 days at 4[degrees]C.
2006), and transcripts for AhR and ARNT have been documented in the rat testes, epididymides, seminal vesicles, vas deferens, and prostate (Roman et al.
The cauda epididymides and vasa deferentia from 2 sides of the mouse were immediately dissected, placed in 250 [micro]L HTF medium preequilibrated overnight.
The epididymides from each mouse were removed and sperm was collected as quickly as possible when each mouse was dissected.
Papillary cystadenoma of the epididymis may involve 1 epididymis or both epididymides.
They were trimmed free of the epididymides and adjoining tissues.
In this stage, the seminiferous tubules were lined by spermatozoa or groups of metamorphosing spermatids and the epididymides contained sperm.
Testes and epididymides from 69 specimens (selected from the total of 147 on the basis of preservation and to have an equal representation of all months) were post-fixed in buffered 10% formalin, dehydrated in an increasing concentration alcohol series, cleared in chloroform and embedded in paraffin.
Working with lab mice, the researchers froze epididymides, testicles, and entire animals for periods of 1 week to a year.