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  • n. A small mass of tubules near the ovary in some animals, corresponding with the parepididymis of the male.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small mass of tubules near the ovary in some animals, and corresponding with the parepididymis of the male.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vestige of the urinary part of the Wolffian body in the female, corresponding to the organ of Giraldès in the male. It consists of scattered tubular remnants, situated in the broad ligament, nearer the uterus than is the parovarium.

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Examples

  • The ductuli transversi of the epoophoron and the tubules of the paroophoron are remnants of the tubules of the Wolffian body or mesonephros; the ductus longitudinalis epoöphori is a persistent portion of the Wolffian duct.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3d. 1. The Ovaries

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