Definition of seminal vesicle in US English:

seminal vesicle


  • Each of a pair of glands which open into the vas deferens near to its junction with the urethra and secrete many of the components of semen.

    • ‘The most common technique is a ‘radical prostatectomy’, which involves removing the prostate gland, seminal vesicles and nearby lymph nodes.’
    • ‘The ejaculatory ducts from the seminal vesicles enter the prostate and continue to the prostatic portion of the urethra.’
    • ‘These are moved up a tube called the vas deferens to a place called the ampulla where they are mixed with fluids from two membranous pouches called seminal vesicles and the prostate gland.’
    • ‘This surgery for bladder cancer involves removing the bladder, prostate, upper urethra and seminal vesicles.’
    • ‘There are also other sex glands called the seminal vesicles, two pouches attached to the back of the bladder.’