Definition of Scrotum

1. Noun. The external pouch that contains the testes.

Terms within: Raphe, Rhaphe, Seminal Duct
Group relationships: Family Jewels, Male Genital Organ, Male Genitalia, Male Genitals
Generic synonyms: Pocket, Pouch
Derivative terms: Scrotal

Definition of Scrotum

1. n. The bag or pouch which contains the testicles; the cod.

Definition of Scrotum

1. Noun. (anatomy) The bag of skin and muscle that contains the testicles in mammals. ¹

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Definition of Scrotum

1. the pouch of skin that contains the testes [n -TA or -TUMS] : SCROTAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Scrotum

1. A muscular sac which contains the testes. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrotum

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Literary usage of Scrotum

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"The two halves of the scrotum are then separated from each other, and, a catheter having been introduced into the bladder as a guide, the membranous portion ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The scrotum forms an admirable covering for the protection of the testicle. This body, lying suspended and loose in the cavity of the scrotum and surrounded ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"The most common conditions which would cause enlargement of the scrotum in an infant ... Upon examination of the swollen scrotum I find that it presents an ..."

4. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1848)
"Sauvages uses it in the sense of Dropsy of the scrotum, see Hydro- cele. ... An epithet given to the operation for restoring the scrotum when lost. ..."

5. A Manual for the Practice of Surgery by Thomas Bryant (1881)
"AFFECTIONS OP THE scrotum. The scrotal pouch is very frequently the seat of injury, while the testicle, from its mobility, escapes. ..."

6. Urology: Diseases of the Urinary Organs, Diseases of the Male Genital Organs by Edward Loughborough Keyes (1917)
"The integument of the scrotum is delicate in structure, covered with a few hairs ... On exposing the scrotum to the air, the vermicular contractions of this ..."

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