One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pouch of skin containing the testicles.
- ‘I can feel my scrotum tightening just looking at it.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The umbilicus can be used as a landmark when determining the location of the genital tubercle or presence of a scrotum in males.’
- ‘The top of the scrotum is warmest, having a surface temperature of 30.4°C and subcutaneous temperature of 34.3°C.’
Late 16th century: from Latin.
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