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Male Reproductive System: Anatomical Terms
Anatomic Terms of the Male Reproductive System
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skin-covered pouch in the groin divided into two sacs, each containing a testis and an epididymis.
testis or testicle
one of two male reproductive glands, located in the scrotum, that produce sperm and the hormone testosterone.
sperm or spermatozoa/spermatozoon
male gamete or sex cell produced in the tests that unites with the ovum in the female to produce offspring.
coiled duct on the top and at the side of the testis that stores sperm before emission.
erectile tissue covered with skin that contains the urethra for urination and the ducts for secretion of seminal fluid (semen).
bulging structure at the distal end of the penis (glans=acorn).
foreskin; loose casing that covers the glans penis; removed by cicumcision.
vas deferens or ductus deferens
duct that carries sperm from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct (vas=vessel; deferens=carrying away).
one of two sac-like structures behind the bladder and connected to the vas deferens on each side; secretes an alkaline substance into the semen to enable the sperm to live longer.
a mixture of the secretions of the testes, seminal vesicles, prostate, and bulbourethral glands discharged from the male urethra during orgasm (semen=seed).
trilobular gland that encircles the urethra just below the bladder and secretes and alkaline fluid into the semen (pro=before; stat=to stand).
bulbourethral glands or Cowper Glands
pair of glands below the prostate, with ducts opening into the urethra, that adds a viscid (sticky) fluid to the semen.
external region between the scrotum and anus in a male and between the vulva and anus in a female.
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