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13.58: Male Reproductive Structures

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epididymis

(plural, epididymes): One of two male reproductive organs where sperm mature and are stored until they leave the body.

penis

Male reproductive organ containing the urethra, through which sperm and urine pass out of the body.

prostate gland

Gland that secretes substances that become part of semen.

reproductive system

System of organs that produces gametes and secretes sex hormones.

scrotum

Sac of skin that holds the testes.

semen

Fluid containing sperm and gland secretions that nourish sperm and carry them through the urethra and out of the body.

seminal vesicles

Gland that secretes substances that become part of semen.

seminiferous tubules

The functional units of the testes.

testis

(plural, testes): Male reproductive organ that produces sperm and secretes testosterone.

testosterone

Male sex hormone secreted by the testes.

vas deferens

Tubes that transport sperm from the epididymis in anticipation of ejaculation.

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