vas deferens

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Synonyms for vas deferens

a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct

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The males from the 3 pairs that had fertilized eggs were reexamined endoscopically, and the absence of a continuous deferent duct was confirmed in all cases (Fig 8).
Additionally, the serosa covering the deferent duct was easier to tear with biopsy forceps, which allowed a more precise grip of the duct compared with the use of grasping forceps.
Therefore, we assume that the relevant females must have either copulated with a foreign fertile male from outside the pigeon houses or that the relevant males remained fertile for a certain period after vasectomy due to retaining spermatozoa within the caudal deferent duct, which was also described in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) (22) and red-winged blackbirds.
Note the bundles of spermatids (sd) inside the mature cysts within the follicles; sz = spermatozoa in the lumen of deferent duct.