Seminal vesicles
Two structures about five centimeters long that are located behind the bladder and above the prostate gland. The seminal vesicles contribute fluid to the ejaculate.

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  • seminal vesicle — n either of a pair of glandular pouches that lie one on either side of the male reproductive tract and that in human males secrete a sugar and protein containing fluid into the ejaculatory duct * * * either of a pair of male accessory sex glands… …   Medical dictionary

  • seminal vesicle — Anat. either of two small saclike glands, located on each side of the bladder in males, that add nutrient fluid to semen during ejaculation. [1885 90] * * * ▪ anatomy       either of two elongated saclike glands that secrete their fluid contents… …   Universalium

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  • seminal vesicle — the enlarged lower end of the genital duct which is secretory in nature and completes the formation of the spermatophores and stores them. The so called seminal vesicles of teleosts (Blennioidea, Gobioidea) are misnamed and do not store sperm;… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • seminal vesicle biopsy — The removal of fluid or tissue with a needle from the seminal vesicles for examination under a microscope. The seminal vesicles are glands in the male reproductive tract that produce a part of semen …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • seminal fluid — noun Date: circa 1929 1. semen 2. the part of the semen that is produced by various accessory glands (as the prostate gland and seminal vesicles) ; semen excepting the spermatozoa …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seminal vesicle — either of a pair of male accessory sex glands that open into the vas deferens before it joins the urethra. The seminal vesicles secrete most of the liquid component of semen …   The new mediacal dictionary

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