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Seminal vesicles

Synonym(s)

  • seminal gland
  • vesicula seminalis

Definition(s)

(SEM-in-al VES-ih-kulz) Glands that help produce semen.

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One of the two paired glands in the male genitourinary system, posterior to the bladder and superior to the prostate gland, that produces fructose-rich seminal fluid which is a component of semen. These glands join the ipsilateral ductus deferens to form the ejaculatory duct.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014