Seminal vesicles

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Seminal vesicles
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Cross-section of the lower abdomen in a male, showing parts of the urinary tract and male reproductive system, with the seminal vesicles seen top right.
The seminal vesicles seen near the prostate, viewed from in front and above.

Seminal vesicles (also called vesicular glands,[1] or seminal glands) are two "small, elongated, sac-like containers situated on the prostate gland at the point at which the vas deferens passes through to join the urethra."[2]

The seminal vesicles store semen for ejaculation.

See also


  1. REFbook Frandson RD, Wilke WL, Fails AD (2009): Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System, in: Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals. Edition: 7. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN 978-0-8138-1394-3.
  2. REFweb (2005). seminal vesicles, The Free Medical Dictionary by Farlex. Retrieved 23 October 2023.