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Efferent Ductules of Testis
Urogenital System

Efferent Ductules of Testis

Ductuli efferentes testis

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Key Features/ Anatomical Relations

The efferent ductules are surrounded by a thin circular coat of smooth muscle. They are lined by ciliated columnar epithelial and non-ciliated endocytic cells (Standring, 2016).

Function

The efferent ductules of testis connects the rete testis to the head of the epididymis, allowing immature sperm to enter the epididymis.

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41 edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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