ep·i·did·y·mis / ˌepiˈdidəməs/ • n. (pl. -did·y·mi·des / -ˈdidəmiˌdēz; -diˈdimiˌdēz/ ) Anat. a highly convoluted duct behind the testis, along which sperm passes to the vas deferens. DERIVATIVES: ep·i·did·y·mal / -məl/ adj.
epididymis A long coiled tube in which spermatozoa are stored in vertebrates. In reptiles, birds, and mammals it is attached at one end to the testis and opens into the sperm duct (vas deferens) at the other.
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