scrotal

scrotum

[skroh-tuhm]
noun, plural scrota [skroh-tuh] , scrotums. Anatomy.
the pouch of skin that contains the testes.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin scrōtum, variant of scrautum quiver

scrotal, adjective
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scrotum (ˈskrəʊtəm)
 
n , pl -ta, -tums
the pouch of skin containing the testes in most mammals
 
[C16: from Latin]
 
'scrotal
 
adj

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scrotum
1597, from L. scrotum, cognate with O.E. scrud "garment" (source of shroud).
"Isn't the sea what Algy calls it: a grey sweet mother? The snotgreen sea. The scrotum-tightening sea. Epi oinopa ponton." [Joyce, "Ulysses"]
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scrotum scro·tum (skrō'təm)
n. pl. scro·tums or scro·ta (-tə)
The musculocutaneous sac that encloses the testes and is formed of skin, a network of nonstriated muscular fibers, cremasteric fascia, the cremaster muscle, and the serous coverings of the testes and epididymides.


scro'tal (skrōt'l) adj.
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scrotum   (skrō'təm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural scrota or scrotums
The external sac of skin that encloses the testes in most mammals. The scrotum keeps the testes at the optimal temperature (slightly below body temperature) for producing sperm.
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scrotum [(skroh-tuhm)]

The external pouch or sac located behind the penis. The scrotum contains the testes. (See reproductive systems.)

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