paradidymis


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paradidymis

 [par″ah-did´ĭ-mis]
a small, vestigial structure found occasionally in the adult in the anterior part of the spermatic cord.

par·a·did·y·mis

, pl.

par·a·did·y·mi·des

(par'ă-did'i-mis, -di-dim'i-dēz), [TA] Do not confuse this word with perididymis.
A small body sometimes attached to the front of the lower part of the spermatic cord above the head of the epididymis; the remnants of tubules of the mesonephros. Its equivalent in the female is the paroöphoron.
Synonym(s): parepididymis
[para- + G. didymos, twin, in pl. didymoi, testes]

paradidymis

/para·did·y·mis/ (-did´ĭ-mis) a group of several convoluted tubules in the anterior part of the spermatic cord; probably a remnant of the mesonephros.

paradidymis

[per′ədid′imis] pl. paradidymides
Etymology: Gk, para + epi, above, didymos, twin
a rudimentary structure in the male, situated on the spermatic cord of the epididymis, that consists of vestigial remains of the caudal part of the embryonic mesonephric tubules. A similar vestigial structure, the paroophoron, is found in the female. Also called organ of Giraldés, parepididymis. See also appendix epididymidis.

par·a·did·y·mis

, pl. paradidymides (par'ă-did'i-mis, -mī'dēz) [TA]
A small body sometimes attached to the front of the lower part of the spermatic cord above the head of the epididymis; the remnants of tubules of the mesonephros.
Synonym(s): parepididymis.
[para- + G. didymos, twin, in pl. didymoi, testes]

paradidymis

remnants of mesonephric tubules sometimes found as a small body near the head of the epididymis.