Scrotum

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Scrotum Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the external pouch that contains the testes

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  • the external pouch that contains the testes

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Scrotum Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The scrotum is the bag that holds the testicles in male mammals. It is made of skin and muscle and is found between the penis and anus. It is often covered in pubic hair and becomes tight when the male is aroused.

The function of the scrotum is to keep the testicles less warm than the rest of the body. Human testicles work best at 36.8 degrees Celsius (98 degrees Fahrenheit) when normal body temperature is 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Higher temperatures than 36.8 degrees will damage the sperm inside the testicles.



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  • Ouch! Man's broken thigh bone pierces his SCROTUM during horrific motorbike crash
    The 33-year-old German was admitted to hospital with a 'hard, swollen, bluish scrotum'. Scans revealed the top of his thigh bone had been sheared off in the crash and pierced his scrotum from the inside. Read more on this news related to 'Scrotum'
  • France team on stimulants in 1980s: book
    The All Blacks legend whose scrotum was ripped open in an infamous 1986 rugby union Test match against France, admitted he wasn't surprised at new allegations Les Bleus were on amphetamines at the time. Read more on this news related to 'Scrotum'
  • Indiana lawsuit over torn scrotum unresolved
    The related criminal case is over, but a lawsuit over a then-Muncie woman's attack on her ex-boyfriend's scrotum is still pending.                 Read more on this news related to 'Scrotum'

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