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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: gu'ber-nak'yu-lum


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.

Synonym(s): gubernaculum testis

[L. a helm, rudder]

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