\kɹˈɛmastə], \kɹˈɛmastə], \k_ɹ_ˈɛ_m_a_s_t_ə]\
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A thin sheet, partly muscle and partly fascia, enveloping the spermatic cord and testis; the muscular fibers are derived in part from the obliquus internus abdominis, the fascia from the general superficial fascia of the abdomen. In the female the structure is composed chiefly of fascia and partially envelops the round ligament of the uterus.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
A thin muscle in the spermatic cord; a stout terminal abdominal spine in subterranean insect pupae; the anal hooks for pupae suspension.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
The Greeks designated, by this term, the spermatic cord, or all the parts by which the testicle is, as it were, suspended; but since Vesalius, it has received its present limited meaning. The cremaster is a very thin, muscular fascia- sometimes hardly perceptible- which detaches itself from the internal oblique muscle; passes through the abdominal ring, and vanishes around the tunica vaginalis; serving to draw up the testicle, and to move it slightly. It has been, also, called Tunica Erythroidesand Suspensorium Testis.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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