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appendix of testis[TA]
a vesicular nonpedunculated structure attached to the cephalic pole of the testis; a vestige of the cephalic end of the paramesonephric (müllerian) duct.
A small bladder-like structure at the upper end of the testis . It ia a vestigial remnant of the cephalic portion of the müllerian duct
See also: appendix
pl. appendices [L.]
1. a slender outgrowth or appendage.
2. the vermiform appendix, a slender diverticulum present in only a few mammals such as the rabbit, humans and the great apes. A structure of doubtful function, rich in lymphoid tissue.
a small, piriform body attached to the head of the epididymis that is a remnant of the blind cranial segment of the mesonephric duct.
a small cyst adjacent to the head of the epididymis that is a remnant of the paramesonephric (müllerian) duct. Called also Morgagni's hydatid.