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seminal vesicle

Syllabification: sem·i·nal ves·i·cle

Definition of seminal vesicle in English:

noun

Anatomy
Each of a pair of glands that open into the vas deferens near 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.

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