noun (plural vasa deferentia /ˌdɛfəˈrɛnʃɪə/)Anatomy
The duct which conveys sperm from the testicle to the urethra.
- During sexual activity, the sperm travels from the epididymis to the vas deferens with other glandular secretions.
- These ducts carry the secretions produced by the seminal vesicle and the vas deferens.
- Both fallopian tubes and vas deferens have the ability to rejoin after separation although this is an extremely rare occurrence.
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