deferent duct


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duc·tus def·er·ens

[TA]
the secretory duct of the testicle, extending from the epididymis, of which it is the continuation, to its merging with the excretory duct of the seminal gland to form the ejaculatory duct.

deferent duct

duc·tus def·er·ens

(dŭk'tŭs def'ĕr-enz) [TA]
The secretory duct of the testicle, running from the epididymis, of which it is the continuation, to the prostatic urethra where it terminates as the ejaculatory duct.
Synonym(s): arteriola glomerularis efferens [TA] , deferent duct, spermatic duct, spermiduct (1) , vas deferens.

deferent

conducting or progressing away, as from a center or specific site of reference.

deferent duct
see ductus deferens.
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Additionally, the serosa covering the deferent duct was easier to tear with biopsy forceps, which allowed a more precise grip of the duct compared with the use of grasping forceps.
Therefore, we assume that the relevant females must have either copulated with a foreign fertile male from outside the pigeon houses or that the relevant males remained fertile for a certain period after vasectomy due to retaining spermatozoa within the caudal deferent duct, which was also described in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) (22) and red-winged blackbirds.
Kimura stated that true crossed testicular ectopia is only if there are two distinct deferent ducts, a common duct suggesting the development of the testis from one genital ridge.
The deferent ducts were translucent, thin and poorly developed in immature males; opaque and expanded, with spermatophores in intermoult mature males; and translucent and without spermatophores in postmoult mature males.