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conducting or progressing away, as from a center or specific site of reference.
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(def'ĕr-ent), Avoid the misspelling defferent. Do not confuse this word with different.
Carrying away.
[L. deferens, pres. p. of defero, to carry away]
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(dĕf′ər-ənt, dĕf′rənt)
1. Anatomy Carrying down or away. Used of a duct or vessel.
2. Serving or adapted to carry or transport.
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Carrying away.
[L. deferens, pres. p. of defero, to carry away]
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Carrying away.
[L. deferens, pres. p. of defero, to carry away]
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The males from the 3 pairs that had fertilized eggs were reexamined endoscopically, and the absence of a continuous deferent duct was confirmed in all cases (Fig 8).
Type III: It is associated with genitourinary anomalies, other than persistent Mullerian duct (13-20%): hypospadias, pseudohermaphroditism, seminal vesicle cyst, scrotal abnormalities, common deferent duct, and horseshoe kidney.
The male reproductive system of Phrynops geoffroanus consists of a pair of testes, from which narrow efferent ductules emerge to form the epididymis, which uncoil in the caudal portion and continue on to the deferent duct, all of which are involved by the urogenital mesentery.
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We have, as a civilisation, been proud of the fact that we respect older people and are deferent to the point of servitude with our parents and elders.
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I don't think we should be deferent to our politicians or anybody else.