mesorchium


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mesorchium

 [mes-or´ke-um]
the portion of the primordial mesentery enclosing the fetal testis, represented in the adult by a fold between the testis and epididymis. adj., adj mesor´chial.

mes·or·chi·um

(mez-ōr'kē-ŭm),
1. In the fetus, a fold of tunica vaginalis testis supporting the mesonephros and the developing testis.
2. In the adult, a fold of tunica vaginalis testis between the testis and epididymis.
[meso- + G. orchis, testis]

mesorchium

/me·sor·chi·um/ (mĕ-sor´ke-um) the portion of the primordial mesentery enclosing the fetal testis, represented in the adult by a fold between the testis and epididymis.mesor´chial

mes·or·chi·um

(mez-ōr'kē-ŭm)
1. In the fetus, a fold of tunica vaginalis testis supporting the mesonephros and the developing testis.
2. In the adult, a fold of tunica vaginalis testis between the testis and epididymis.
[meso- + G. orchis, testis]

mesorchium

the portion of the primitive mesentery enclosing the fetal testis, represented in the adult by a fold between the testis and epididymis.