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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Fentener van Vliddingen JM, Koch CA, Delpech B, Wensing CJ: Growth and differentiation of the gubernaculum testis during testicular descent in the pig: changes in the extracellular matrix, DNA content, and hyaluronidase, beta-glucuronidase, and beta-N- acetylglucosaminidase activities.
Josso (1977) developed the theory of anatomical anomalies, which includes: abnormal gubernaculum testis, obstruction of the inguinal canal, adherences between the testis and the nearby structures.
Embryologically, it is the female equivalent of the gubernaculum testis.