vas deferens vas def·er·ens (vās' děf'ər-ənz, -ə-rěnz')
n. pl. vasa def·er·en·ti·a (děf'ə-rěn'shē-ə)
The main secretory duct of the testicle, through which semen is carried from the epididymis to the prostatic urethra, where it ends as the ejaculatory duct. Also called deferent duct, spermatic duct, spermiduct.
thick-walledthick-walled tube in the male reproductive system that transports sperm cells from the epididymis, where the sperm are stored prior to ejaculation. Each ductus deferens ends in an enlarged portion, an ampulla, which acts as a reservoir. There are two ductus deferentes, identical in structure and function, which emerge from the two epididymides.
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