gubernaculum


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gu·ber·nac·u·lum

(gū'bĕr-nak'yū-lŭm),
1. A fibrous cord connecting two structures (for example, the testis and scrotum; the ovary and labium majus). The gubernaculum attaches to the uterus and becomes the ovarian ligament and the round ligament of the uterus.
2. Synonym(s): gubernaculum testis
[L. a helm, rudder]

gubernaculum

/gu·ber·nac·u·lum/ (goo″ber-nak´u-lum) pl. guberna´cula   [L.] a guiding structure.gubernac´ular
gubernaculum tes´tis  the fetal ligament attached at one end to the lower end of the epididymis and testis and at its other end to the bottom of the scrotum; it is present during the descent of the testis into the scrotum and then atrophies.

gubernaculum

a fetal ligament that passes through the anterior abdominal wall and connects the inferior pole of each gonad with primordia of the scrotum in men and the labia majora in women.

gu·ber·nac·u·lum

(gū'bĕr-nak'yū-lŭm)
1. A fibrous cord connecting two structures.
2. A mesenchymal column of tissue that connects the fetal testis to the developing scrotum; it appears to play a role in guiding testicular descent. The gubernaculum in female embryos attaches to the ovaries and uterus.
Synonym(s): gubernaculum testis [TA] .
[L. a helm, rudder]

gubernaculum

Any guiding structure such as the fibrous cord that extends from the fetal testicle in the abdomen down to the scrotum and forms a mould for the canal down which the testicle moves into the scrotum around the time of birth.

gu·ber·nac·u·lum

(gū'bĕr-nak'yū-lŭm)
A fibrous cord connecting two structures (e.g., the testis and scrotum; the ovary and labium majus). The gubernaculum attaches to the uterus and becomes the ovarian ligament and the round ligament of the uterus.
[L. a helm, rudder]

gubernaculum

the embryonic structure that tows and guides the descending testis to its scrotal site.
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These changes occur by means of inflation in gubernaculums in vicinity of inguinal channel [8, 12].
In this age the scrotum was protruded from inguinal canal and also the gubernaculums was stretched as a mass in throughout from caudal pole of testis to scrotal sac (figure 4).
Backhouse [2] in studies on human gubernaculums noted that at the time of migration and testicular descent in the abdominal cavity, mesenchyme of gubernaculums was loosened and simultaneously the scrotum spread.
Nuden [19] about the role of gubernaculums has to point out that inflammation of gubernaculums in the inguinal channel is result from mesenchymal cells proliferation that is causing channel dilated.
Quanta perturbatio cum Mediolani princeps Philippus Maria sine ulla virili prole diem suum obiisset et sola Diva Bianca, tanquam altera Lavinia, Vicecomitum domum et tantas sedes servaret, nisi magnanimus et post hominum memoriam fortissimus imperator Franciscus Sfortia dignus esset inventus qui id gubernaculum iure coniugii exciperet.
No gubernaculum could be distinguished, nor could an exact measurement be determined for the left spicule.