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vas

 [vas] (pl. va´sa) (L.)
vessel. adj., adj va´sal.
vas aber´rans
1. a blind tube sometimes connected with the epididymis; a vestigial mesonephric tube.
2. any anomalous or unusual vessel.
va´sa afferen´tia vessels that convey fluid to a structure or part.
va´sa bre´via short gastric arteries.
vas de´ferens ductus deferens.
va´sa efferen´tia vessels that convey fluid away from a structure or part.
va´sa lympha´tica lymphatic vessels.
va´sa prae´via the presentation, in front of the fetal head during labor, of the blood vessels of the umbilical cord where they enter the placenta.
va´sa rec´ta re´nis long U-shaped vessels arising from the efferent glomerular arterioles of juxtamedullary nephrons and supplying the renal medulla. Called also arteriolae rectae renis.
va´sa vaso´rum the small nutrient arteries and veins in the walls of the larger blood vessels.

va·sa

(vā'să),
Plural of vas.

DDX4

A gene on chromosome 5p15.2-p13.1 that encodes a protein which contains a conserved Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp (DEAD) motif; it is expressed only in the ovaries and testes, and in migratory primordial germ cells near the gonadal ridge in both sexes. It may play a role in sperm motility.

va·sa

(vā'să)
Plural of vas.

vasa

[L.] plural of vas.
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