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  • adj. In the form of tendrils.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. In the form of tendrils; -- applied especially to the spermatic and ovarian veins.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tendril-like; resembling tendrils.


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Latin pampinus a tendril + -form.


  • The Spermatic Veins (vv. spermaticæ) (Fig. 590) emerge from the back of the testis, and receive tributaries from the epididymis; they unite and form a convoluted plexus, called the pampiniform plexus, which constitutes the greater mass of the spermatic cord; the vessels composing this plexus are very numerous, and ascend along the cord, in front of the ductus deferens.

    VII. The Veins. 3d. The Veins of the Lower Extremity, Abdomen, and Pelvis

  • The veins emerge from the hilum in the form of a plexus, the pampiniform plexus; the ovarian vein is formed from this plexus, and leaves the pelvis in company with the artery.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3d. 1. The Ovaries

  • − testicular vein returns directly to the vena cava Temperature Regulation of the Testicles − testicular artery and vein wrap around each other just above the testicle in the 'pampiniform plexus' to act as a heat exchanger, cooling hot arterial blood before it reaches the testicle

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