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epoophoron

Pronunciation: ep'o-of'o-ron

Definition: A collection of rudimentary tubules in the mesosalpinx between the ovary and the uterine tube; composed of two portions, the longitudinal duct of epoophoron and the transverse ductules of epoophoron, they are the vestiges of tubules of the middle portion of the mesonephros and the homologue of the aberrant ductules and proximal duct of epididymis in the male.

Synonym(s): corpus pampiniforme, organ of Rosenmüller, pampiniform body

[epi- + G. oophoros, egg-bearing]

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