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bulbourethral Gland
One of a pair of exocrine glands near the male urethra.
Cowper Gland
Bulbourethral Gland.
Ejaculation
Ejection of sperm and fluid from the male urethra.
ejaculatory duct
tube through which semen enters the urethra.
epididymis

Plural - Epididymides
One of a pair of long, tightly coiled tubes lying on top of each testis. Carries sperm from the seminiferous tubles to the vas deferens.
erectile dysfunction
Inability of an adult male to achieve an erection; impotence.
flagellum
Hair-like projection on a sperm cell that makes it motile (able to move)
fraternal twins
Two infants born of the same pregnancy from two separate ova fertilized by two different sperm.
glans penis
Sensitive tip of the penis
identical twins
Two infants resulting from division of one fertilized egg into two distinct embryos.
Conjoined ( "Siamese") twins are incompletely separated indentical twins.
Impotence
See erectile dysfunction
interstitial cells of the testis
Cells that lie between the seminiferous tubules and produce the hormone testosterone.
A pituitary gland hormone (luteinizing hormone (LH) stimulates the interstitial cells to produce testosterone.
Parenchyma
Tissue composed of the essential cells of any organ.
In the testes, parenchymal tissue includes seminiferous tubules that produce sperm.
perineum
Area between the anus and scrotum in the male.
prepuce (foreskin)
Skin covering the tip of the penis.
prostate gland
gland, in men, at the base of the urinary bladder that secretes a fluid into the urethra during ejaculation
scrotum
External sac that contains the testes in men.
semen
Spermatozoa and fluid ( prostatic and other glandular secretions)
seminal vesicle
either of paired sac-like male glands that secrete a fluid into the vas deferens.
Seminiferous tubules
Narrow, coild tubules that produce sperm in the testes
Spermatozoon

Plural Spermatozoa
Sperm Cell
Sterilization
Any procedure rendering an individual incapable of reproduction; for example, vasectomy and tubal ligation
stroma
Suportive, connective tissue of an organ, as distinguished from its parenchyma.
testis

Plural Testes
Male gonad that produces spermatozoa and the hormone testosterone; testicle.
testosterone
Hormone secreted by the interstitial tissue of the testes; responsible for male sex characteristics.
vas deferens
Narrow tube ( one on each side) that carries sperm from the epididymis into the body and toward the urethra.
Also called Ductus Deferens