\ˈɛpɪdˌɪdɪmˌɪs], \ˈɛpɪdˌɪdɪmˌɪs], \ˈɛ_p_ɪ_d_ˌɪ_d_ɪ_m_ˌɪ_s]\
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The first, convoluted, portion of the excretory duct of the testis, passing from above downward along the posterior border of this gland; at the lower extremity of the testis it turns upward and gradually merges into the ductus deferens; the first portion is called the head (caput) or globus major, the lower end the tail (cauda) or globus minor.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
That which is placed upon the testicle. A small, oblong, vermiform, grayish body, lying along the superior margin of the testicle. The Epididymis is a canal formed by the union of all the seminiferons vessels folded several times upon themselves, after having traversed the Corpus Highmorianum. Its lower portion or tail, Cauda seu globus seu caput minor, is curved upwards, and is continuous with the vas deferens; the opposite extremity is called the head, globus seu rapid major. The length of this canal, folded as it is upon itÂself and describing numerous curvatures, is, according to Munro, 32 feet.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
A long, narrow body attached to the posterior border of the testicle. Its upper and larger extremity is termed the globus major, its lower the globus minor, and the intervening portion the body. It consists principally of the canal of the epididymis, into which the coni vasculosi empty at the upper end, and which, after being greatly convoluted, is continuous below with the vas deferens. [Gr.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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