head of epididymis

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head of ep·i·did·y·mis

the upper and larger extremity of the epididymis.
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The epididymis is separated into 4 different regions, initial segment (IS), caput epididymis, corpus epididymis, and caudal epididymis, depending upon their histological and functional characteristics (Figure 3A) (Ilio and Hess, 1994).
The embryologic origin of the caput epididymis in the rat.
The most common finding was agenesis of the caput epididymis, though partial or complete absence of the corpus epididymis and a case of epididymal edema were also observed.