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- n. A small collection of convoluted tubules situated in front of the lower part of the spermatic cord, above the head of the epididymis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as parepididymis.
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A large part of the head end of the mesonephros atrophies and disappears; of the remainder the anterior tubules form the efferent ducts of the testis; while the posterior tubules are represented by the ductuli aberrantes, and by the paradidymis, which is sometimes found in front of the spermatic cord above the head of the epididymis (Fig. 1110, C).
The atrophied relic of the former is known as the paradidymis, that of the latter as the parovarium.
Scattered remains of the Wolffian body, constituting the organ of Giraldès, or the paradidymis of Waldeyer.