Scrotum



noun, plural scrota
[skroh-tuh] /ˈskroʊ tə/ (Show IPA), scrotums. Anatomy.
1.
the pouch of skin that contains the testes.
noun (pl) -ta (-tə), -tums
1.
the pouch of skin containing the testes in most mammals

scrotum scro·tum (skrō’təm)
n. pl. scro·tums or scro·ta (-tə)
The musculocutaneous sac that encloses the testes and is formed of skin, a network of nonstriated muscular fibers, cremasteric fascia, the cremaster muscle, and the serous coverings of the testes and epididymides.
scro’tal (skrōt’l) adj.
scrotum
(skrō’təm)
Plural scrota or scrotums
The external sac of skin that encloses the testes in most mammals. The scrotum keeps the testes at the optimal temperature (slightly below body temperature) for producing sperm.
scrotum [(skroh-tuhm)]

The external pouch or sac located behind the penis. The scrotum contains the testes. (See reproductive systems.)

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