mesorchium


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mesorchium

 [mes-or´ke-um]
the portion of the primordial mesentery enclosing the fetal testis, represented in the adult by a fold between the testis and epididymis. adj., adj mesor´chial.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mes·or·chi·um

(mez-ōr'kē-ŭm),
1. In the fetus, a fold of tunica vaginalis testis supporting the mesonephros and the developing testis.
2. In the adult, a fold of tunica vaginalis testis between the testis and epididymis.
[meso- + G. orchis, testis]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mes·or·chi·um

(mez-ōr'kē-ŭm)
1. In the fetus, a fold of tunica vaginalis testis supporting the mesonephros and the developing testis.
2. In the adult, a fold of tunica vaginalis testis between the testis and epididymis.
[meso- + G. orchis, testis]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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They are coated by the testicular tunica albuginea, a fibrous layer, and kept in place by a serous membrane lining named the mesorchium. Testes are connected to the epididymis by the efferent ductules, a bundle of small ductules, slightly sinuous, which meet and lead into the epididymal duct (Figure 2D).
humboldtianum are paired and elongated organs attached to the abdominal wall throughout the mesorchium. On the posterior part, the ovaries continue in a short gonoduct.