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Male Reproductive System

Male reproductive system terms

Orchid/o, test/oTestes (male gonad) *Orchiditis, orchidectomy, testicular artery, testosterone (male sex hormone)
Balan/oHead of the penisBalanitis
Andr/oMaleAndrogenic (stimulating maleness), androgynous (characteristics of male and female appearance)
Prostat/oProstateProstatitis, prostatectomy
Vas/oVessel, ductVas deferens, vasectomy (duct carrying semen from testes, cutting the duct)
-rrhaphyTo sutureHerniorrhaphy (surgical correction of inguinal hernia)

*Testis – Did you know that testis, testify, testimonial and testament all share a common root meaning? Testis means “witness” in Latin. As the testis witnesses to manhood, you may witness to the truth at trial, proclaim your favorite brand of corn flakes or witness to your final wishes in your will. If you die without a will, you die “intestate,” without having witnessed.

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