Definition of scrotum in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskrəʊtəm/

noun (plural scrota /ˈskrəʊtə/ or scrotums)

A pouch of skin containing the testicles.
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: /ˈskrəʊt(ə)l/
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.

Words that rhyme with scrotum

factotum, Gotham, teetotum, totem

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Line breaks: scro|tum

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