Definition of scrotum in English:


nounPlural scrota, Plural scrotums

  • A pouch of skin containing the testicles.

    • ‘The container was then lowered from the scrotum, and the water remaining in the container was carefully measured to the nearest milliliter in a graduated cylinder.’
    • ‘I can feel my scrotum tightening just looking at it.’
    • ‘The top of the scrotum is warmest, having a surface temperature of 30.4°C and subcutaneous temperature of 34.3°C.’
    • ‘The umbilicus can be used as a landmark when determining the location of the genital tubercle or presence of a scrotum in males.’


Late 16th century: from Latin.