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reservoir (rez´ev-wor)

receptaculum [Fr.]
r. of infection living or nonliving material in or on which an infectious agent multiplies and/or develops and is dependent for its survival in nature.
Ommaya r. a plastic container placed in the subgaleal space which is connected to the lateral ventricle by tubing; it is used to instill medication into, or remove fluid from, the ventricle.
Pecquet's r. cisterna chyli
r. of spermatozoa the site where spermatozoa are stored; the distal portion of the tail of the epididymis and the beginning of the ductus deferens.
vitelline r. vitellarium


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