The fetal ligament attached to the inferior end of the epididymis and testis and, at its other end, to the bottom of the scrotum; it is present during, and is thought to guide, the descent of the testis into the scrotum and then atrophies. [ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0002813 ]

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Term information

definition

The fetal ligament attached to the inferior end of the epididymis and testis and, at its other end, to the bottom of the scrotum; it is present during, and is thought to guide, the descent of the testis into the scrotum and then atrophies.

development notes

The upper part of the gubernaculum degenerates; The lower part persists as the gubernaculum testis ('scrotal ligament'). This ligament secures the testis to the most inferior portion of the scrotum, tethering it in place and limiting the degree to which the testis can move within the scrotum[WP]

has broad synonym

gubernaculum

has exact synonym

male gubernaculum

has related synonym

Hunter's gubernaculum

id

UBERON:0008843