Definition of scrotum in English:


Syllabification: scro·tum
Pronunciation: /ˈskrōtəm

noun (plural scrota or scrotums)

  • A pouch of skin containing the testicles.
    More example sentences
    • The umbilicus can be used as a landmark when determining the location of the genital tubercle or presence of a scrotum in males.
    • The top of the scrotum is warmest, having a surface temperature of 30.4°C and subcutaneous temperature of 34.3°C.
    • The container was then lowered from the scrotum, and the water remaining in the container was carefully measured to the nearest milliliter in a graduated cylinder.



Pronunciation: /ˈskrōtl/
More example sentences
  • We report a case of scrotal leiomyoma in a 32 year old white male with a painless scrotal mass.
  • Surgical care of scrotal trauma has evolved minimally since the early descriptions of Galen.
  • When urologic intervention is not required, provide analgesia, bed rest, scrotal support, a cold pack and urologic follow up.


late 16th century: from Latin.

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