Associations to the word «Vas»
VAS, noun. (anatomy) A vessel or duct transporting any bodily fluid, such as blood, lymph, chyle, or semen.
VAS DEFERENS, noun. (anatomy) The duct in the testicle that carries semen from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct.
VAS RECTUM, noun. (anatomy) (usually plural) One of a number of straight vas (tubes), specifically:
VAS RECTUM, noun. (somewhat dated) A straight seminiferous tubule conveying semen from its pertaining tubulus seminiferus contortus (convoluted seminiferous tubule) to the rete testis of the testicle that contains it; now more commonly called the tubulus seminiferus rectus (straight seminiferous tubule). [1750–]
VAS RECTUM, noun. (sometimes ,) (more fully) (“vas rectum renis”) Any one of many straight capillary in the kidney that branch off from the arteriola efferens (efferent arterioles) of juxtamedullary nephron, enter the medulla, and surround the loop of Henle, where they function to absorb water and to secrete salt and urea into the renal interstitium, thereby facilitating the production of concentrated urine. [1858–]
VAS RECTUM, noun. Any one of numerous straight artery that branch off from the arcade of the mesentery of the jejunum and ileum whence they head toward the small intestine. [most recent sense]
VAS, noun. A tube in which a body fluid circulates.
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