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gubernaculum testis


Definition: a mesenchymal column of condensed tissue that connects the fetal testis to the developing primordial scrotum; it becomes a ligament that appears to play a role in guiding testicular descent but it does not pull the testis into the scrotum by its contraction.

Synonym(s): gubernaculum2

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