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accessory

 [ak-ses´ah-re]
supplementary or affording aid to another similar and generally more important thing.
accessory nerve the eleventh cranial nerve (called also spinal accessory nerve); it originates in the medulla oblongata and provides motion for the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles of the neck. See anatomic Table of Nerves in the Appendices.

ac·ces·so·ry

(ak-ses'ō-rē), Avoid the mispronunciation uh-ses'ō-rē. Do not confuse this word with accessary.
anatomy denoting structures (muscles, arteries, nerves, glands, and others) that are auxiliary (normally present) or supernumerary (anomalous) to another more typical or larger structure of the same type. Most often, accessory structures are duplication variations.
Synonym(s): accessorius
[L. accessorius, fr. ac-cedo, pp. -cessus, to move toward]

ac·ces·so·ry

(ak-ses'ŏr-ē)
anatomy Denoting a muscle, nerve, gland, or organ, which is auxiliary or supernumerary to some other, generally more important structure.
[L. accessorius, fr. ac-cedo, pp. -cessus, to move toward]

ac·ces·so·ry

(ak-ses'ŏr-ē)
anatomy denoting structures (muscles, arteries, nerves, glands, and others) that are auxiliary (normally present) or supernumerary (anomalous) to another more typical or larger structure of the same type.
Synonym(s): accessorius.
[L. accessorius, fr. ac-cedo, pp. -cessus, to move toward]
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[6.] Henault MA1, Killian GJ, Kavanaugh JF, Griel LC Jr (1995) Effect of accessory sex gland fluid from bulls of differing fertilities on the ability of cauda epididymal sperm to penetrate zona-free bovine oocytes.
TABLE 5-1 Accessory sex glands present in several species of domestic mammals Species Ampullary Vesicular Prostate Bulbourethral Dogs Yes No Yes No Cats Yes No Yes Yes (vestigial) Horses Yes Yes Yes Yes Cattle Yes Yes Yes Yes Sheep Yes Yes Yes Yes Swine Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multifocally, the accessory sex gland and the male gonad showed inflamed septal walls and lumens filled by inflammatory exudate full of bacteria.
Comparative transcriptome analysis of the accessory sex gland and testis from the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis).
Androgen A class of steroid hormones that stimulate the male accessory sex glands and promotes development of male secondary sex traits (e.g., testosterone).
These sites include the testes, the accessory sex glands, and the central nervous system, including the neuroendocrine system.