spermatic cord

Pronunciation: (sper-MA-tik kord)

A cord-like structure in the male reproductive system that contains nerves, blood and lymph vessels, and the vas deferens (a coiled tube that carries sperm out of the testicle). It runs from the abdomen to the testicle, and connects to the testicle in the scrotum (external sac). Also called testicular cord.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2008-09-23 Date last modified: 2008-10-15