Share this entry

Share this page

seminal vesicle

Line breaks: sem|inal ves|icle

Definition of seminal vesicle in English:

noun

Anatomy
Each of a pair of glands which open into the vas deferens near to its junction with the urethra and secrete many of the components of semen.
Example sentences
  • The most common technique is a ‘radical prostatectomy’, which involves removing the prostate gland, seminal vesicles and nearby lymph nodes.
  • These are moved up a tube called the vas deferens to a place called the ampulla where they are mixed with fluids from two membranous pouches called seminal vesicles and the prostate gland.
  • This surgery for bladder cancer involves removing the bladder, prostate, upper urethra and seminal vesicles.

Definition of seminal vesicle in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something