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  • Epididymis

    The very long, thin tube connecting the testis to the vas. It is 6 metres long and just 0.2 mm in diameter. Thin, flimsy and prone to rupture when pressurised (blow out). It is tightly coiled and compacted. It feels like a cap on top the rugby ball shape of the testis. The sperm matures on it’s long journey from one end of the epididymis to the other.

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