Definition of cremaster in English:

cremaster

noun

  • 1Anatomy
    The muscle of the spermatic cord, by which the testicle can be partially raised.

    • ‘The Cremaster Cycle takes its name from the cremaster muscle, which controls testicular contractions and position in response to stimuli both from outside the body and within.’
    • ‘The cremaster is the male muscle that controls testicular contractions.’
    • ‘The cremaster is a thin muscle that regulates the height of the testicles.’
    • ‘Warm water relaxes the cremaster muscle and allows scrotal lengthening.’
    • ‘The cremaster muscle links the lowest part of the abdominal wall above the groin to these coverings of the testis, and can retract it upwards: this occurs reflexly when the inner thigh is stroked.’
  • 2Biology
    The hook-like tip of a butterfly pupa, serving as an anchorage point.

Origin

Late 17th century: from Greek kremastēr, from krema- hang.

Pronunciation:

cremaster

/krɪˈmastə/