gubernaculum

In nematodes: Spicule guide; sclerotized accessory piece.
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gubernaculum

A fibrous cord connecting two structures. A mesenchymal column of tissue that connects the foetal testis to the developing scrotum; it appears to play a role in testicular descent. ... Synonym: gubernaculum testis. ... Origin: L. A helm ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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gubernaculum

Type: Term Pronunciation: gū′bĕr-nak′yū-lŭm Definitions: 1. A fibrous cord connecting two structures (the testis and scrotum; the ovary and labium majus). The gubernaculum attaches to the uterus and becomes the ovarian ligament and the round ligament of the uterus. Synonyms: gubernaculum testis
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gubernaculum

Latin something which governs or directs, like a rudder (cf. gubernatorial).
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Gubernaculum

[nematode anatomy] In parasitology, the gubernaculum is a hardened or sclerotized structure in the nematodal cloaca wall that during copulation is instrumental in guiding the protrusion of the spicule. ...
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Gubernaculum

The paired Gubernacula (from Ancient Greek κυβερνάω = pilot, steer, also called the Caudal Genital Ligament) are embryonic structures which begin as undifferentiated mesenchyme attaching to the caudal end of the gonads (testes in males and ovaries in females). ==Function during development== As the scrotum and labia majora form in males an...
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