Definition of gubernaculum testis in US English:

gubernaculum testis

noun

Embryology
  • 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.

Origin

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.