pampiniform plexus

pam·pin·i·form plexus pam-'pin-ə-.fȯrm- n a venous plexus that is associated with each testicular vein in the male and each ovarian vein in the female called also pampiniform venous plexus

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plexus pampiniformis 1. [TA] in the male, a plexus of veins from the testicle and the epididymis, constituting part of the spermatic cord. 2. in the female, a plexus of ovarian veins in the broad ligament.

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  • Testicular vein — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = vena testicularis dextra, vena testicularis sinistra, venae spermaticae GraySubject = 173 GrayPage = 678 Caption = Spermatic veins. Caption2 = DrainsFrom = Source = pampiniform plexus DrainsTo = inferior vena… …   Wikipedia

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