Definition of vas deferens noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


vas deferens

BrE BrE//ˌvæs ˈdefərenz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvæs ˈdefərenz//
(pl. vasa deferentia
BrE BrE//ˌveɪsə defəˈrenʃiə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌveɪsə defəˈrenʃiə//
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the tube through which sperm pass from the testis on their way out of the body Word Originlate 16th cent.: from vas + Latin deferens ‘carrying away’, present participle of deferre.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vas deferens