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a vestigial structure associated with the ovary.
A collection of rudimentary tubules in the mesosalpinx between the ovary and the uterine tube; composed of two portions, the longitudinal duct of epoophoron and the transverse ductules of epoophoron, they are the vestiges of tubules of the middle portion of the mesonephros and the homologue of the aberrant ductules and proximal duct of epididymis in the male.
[epi- + G. ōophoros, egg-bearing]
epoöphoron/ep·oöph·o·ron/ (ep″o-of´ŏ-ron) a vestigial structure associated with the ovary.
Etymology: Gk, epi + oophoron, ovary
a rudimentary structure that is situated in the mesosalpinx between the ovary and the uterine tube. The epoophoron is a persistent portion of the embryonic mesonephric duct. Also called parovarium.
Rosenmüller,Johann C., German anatomist, 1771-1820.
organ of Rosenmüller - a collection of rudimentary tubules in the mesosalpinx between the ovary and the uterine tube. Synonym(s): epoöphoron
Rosenmüller fossa - Synonym(s): Rosenmüller recess
Rosenmüller gland - Synonym(s): node of Cloquet
Rosenmüller node - Synonym(s): node of Cloquet
Rosenmüller recess - a slitlike depression in the membranous pharyngeal wall extending posterior to the opening of the eustachian tube. Synonym(s): pharyngeal recess; Rosenmüller fossa
Rosenmüller valve - a fold of mucous membrane guarding the lower opening of the nasolacrimal duct. Synonym(s): lacrimal fold
a vestigial structure associated with the ovary; originates from the cranial mesonephric tubules and cysts of it may resemble ovarian cysts.