Excretory duct of seminal gland
Each seminal vesicle consists of a single tube, coiled upon itself, and giving off several irregular cecal diverticula; the separate coils, as well as the diverticula, are connected together by fibrous tissue. When uncoiled, the tube is about the diameter of a quill, and varies in length from 10 to 15 cm.; it ends posteriorly in a cul-de-sac; its anterior extremity becomes constricted into a narrow straight duct called the excretory duct of seminal gland (or duct of the seminal vesicle), which joins with the corresponding ductus deferens to form the ejaculatory duct.
|Excretory duct of seminal gland|
Prostate with seminal vesicles and seminal ducts, viewed from in front and above.
Vesiculæ seminales and ampullæ of ductus deferentes, seen from the front.
|Latin||Ductus excretorius glandulae vesiculosae|
This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1246 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)
- Anatomy photo:44:08-0200 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "The Male Pelvis: Structures Located Posterior to the Urinary Bladder"
- Anatomy figure: 44:03-14 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Lateral (A) and posterior (B) views of the bladder and associated structures."
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