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the pouch that contains the testes and their accessory organs. It is composed of skin, the tunica dartos, fascia, and the tunica vaginalis testis. Each testis is connected to a cremaster muscle descending from the abdominal wall. During cold weather these muscles draw the testes closer to the body to maintain their temperature, and in hot weather the reverse occurs; the scrotum usually follows this movement. adj., adj scro´tal.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
scro·tums(skrō'tŭm, -tă, -tŭmz), [TA]
A musculocutaneous sac containing the testes; formed of skin, containing a network of nonstriated muscular fibers (the dartos or dartus fascia), which also forms the scrotal septum internally.
Synonym(s): marsupium (1)
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
n. pl. scro·ta (-tə) or scro·tums
The external sac of skin enclosing the testes in most mammals.
scro′tal (skrōt′l) adj.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
scrotumA saccular expanse of skin and fibromuscular tissue located beneath the penis which contains the testes.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
scro·tum, pl. scrota, pl. scrotums (skrō'tŭm, -tă, -tŭmz) [TA]
A musculocutaneous sac containing the testes; it is formed of skin, containing a network of nonstriated muscular fibers (the dartos or dartos fascia), which also forms the scrotal septum internally.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
scrotumThe skin and muscle sac containing the testicles and the start of the SPERMATIC CORD. The wrinkled appearance of the scrotal skin is due to the thin layer of DARTOS MUSCLE under the skin.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
scrotal saca sac containing the TESTES of male mammals that is situatedoutside the posteriorly ventral part of the abdomen. The external location ensures that the testes are cooled to below body temperature (heat can adversely affect the development of sperm). In some organisms, such as bats, testes may lie protected inside the abdomen for much of the year, descending into the scrotum only during the breeding season.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
The external pouch containing the male reproductive glands (testes) and part of the spermatic cord.
Mentioned in: Jock Itch, Penile Prostheses, Scrotal Nuclear Medicine Scan, Testicular Self-Examination, Testicular Torsion, Vasectomy
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Q. what is hydrocele-encysted when refering to the scrotum uroligist checked off 603.0 hydrocele-encysted tring to find out meaning
A. Hydrocele is dilation and edema of the scrotum. It may result from obstruction of the lymph vessels, small ducts that drain the fluids from the body organs. Such obstruction may be due to infections and other causes.
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Q. Do they make any specal kind of a supporter for older men that have very low hanging scrotums?
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