In nematodes: Spicule guide; sclerotized accessory piece.
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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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In parasitology, the gubernaculum is a sclerotized structure in the nematodal cloaca wall that is instrumental in guiding the protrusion of the spicule. ...
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The paired Gubernacula (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 and females, respectively, the gubernaculum aids in th
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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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Latin something which governs or directs, like a rudder (cf. gubernatorial).
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