Meaning of gubernaculum testis in English:

gubernaculum testis


  • A cord of connective tissue which connects the testis and the scrotum in a male fetus, and is involved in the descent of the testis into the scrotum.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in John Hunter (1728–1793), surgeon and anatomist. From scientific Latin gubernaculum testis from classical Latin gubernāculum + testis, genitive singular of testis.