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 caput epididymis responded to the father's stress by altering the content of these vesicles, the researchers added.
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 caput epididymis has a significant higher mean value of 0.
The observed morphological changes, which spermatozoa undergo in the caput epididymis, are lower when compared to the reports of Oyeyemi et al.
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.
Four effects seen in both laboratories (reductions in testis, epididymis, ventral prostate, and seminal vesicle weights) had already been reported in animals given DEHP as juveniles or adults (8-12,18), but others (ventral prostate, seminal vesicle, and caput epididymis agenesis; reductions in anogenital distance; areola and nipple retention; reductions in glans penis weight; and penile abnormalities) had not been reported previously.