Scrotum
A pouch of skin which contains the testes, epididymides, and lower portions of the spermatic cords.
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A musculocutaneous sac containing the testes; it is formed of skin, containing a network of nonstriated muscular fibers (the dartos or dartus fascia), which also forms the scrotal septum internally. SYN: marsupium (1). [L.]
- lymph s. SYN: elephantiasis scroti.
- watering-can s. urinary fistulas in s. and perineum, resulting from disease of the perineal urethra. SEE ALSO: watering-can perineum.

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scro·tum 'skrōt-əm n, pl scro·ta or scrotums the external sac that in most mammals contains the testes

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n.
the paired sac that holds the testes and epididymides outside the abdominal cavity. Its function is to allow the production and storage of spermatozoa to occur at a lower temperature than that of the abdomen. Further temperature control is achieved by contraction or relaxation of muscles in the scrotum.
scrotal adj.

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scro·tum (skroґtəm) [L. “bag”] [TA] the pouch that contains the testes and their accessory organs. It is composed of skin, the tunica dartos, the spermatic, cremasteric, and infundibuliform fasciae, and the tunica vaginalis testis. scrotal adj

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  • scrotum — [ skrɔtɔm ] n. m. • 1538; mot lat. ♦ Anat. Enveloppe cutanée des testicules. ⇒ 1. bourse. Adj. SCROTAL, ALE, AUX , 1538 . ● scrotum nom masculin (bas latin scrotum) Enveloppe cutanée superficielle des bourses et de leur contenu, les testicules et …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • scrotum — (n.) 1590s, from L. scrotum, cognate with O.E. scrud garment (source of SHROUD (Cf. shroud) (n.)). Isn t the sea what Algy calls it: a grey sweet mother? The snotgreen sea. The scrotum tightening sea. Epi oinopa ponton. [Joyce, Ulysses ] …   Etymology dictionary

  • Scrotum — Scro tum, n. [L.] (Anat.) The bag or pouch which contains the testicles; the cod. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrotum — (lat.), der Hodensack, s.u. Genitalien; daher Scrotocēle, Hodenbruch. Scrotalis, was sich auf den Hodensack bezieht; daher Scrotiforme nectarium, hodensackförmiges Nectarium. Scrotalarterien, s.u. Beckenarterie b) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Scrōtum — (lat.), Hodensack …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Scrotum — (lat.), der Hodensack (s. Hoden) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Scrotum — Scrotum, lat., Hodensack; Scrotokele, Hodenbruch …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • scrotum — SCRÓTUM s.n. v. scrot. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • Scrotum — vgl. Skrotum …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • scrotum — ► NOUN (pl. scrota or scrotums) ▪ the pouch of skin containing the testicles. DERIVATIVES scrotal adjective. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

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