seminiferous tubules

seminiferous tubules
channels in the testis in which the spermatozoa develop and through which they leave the gland; see tubuli seminiferi contorti and tubuli seminiferi recti.

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  • Seminiferous tubules — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = tubuli seminiferi GraySubject = 258 GrayPage = 1243 Caption = Transverse section through the left side of the scrotum and the left testis. (Semeniferous tubules visible in center, but not labeled.) Caption2 …   Wikipedia

  • Seminiferous tubule — in cross section (large tubular structure center of image) with sperm (black, tiny, ovoid bodies furthest from the outer edge of the tubular structure). H E stain …   Wikipedia

  • seminiferous — [sem΄ənif′ər əs] adj. [< L semen (gen. seminis), a seed + FEROUS] 1. seed bearing 2. containing or conveying semen [seminiferous tubules] …   English World dictionary

  • seminiferous cords — the primordia of the seminiferous tubules, derived from the gonadal cords of the testis …   Medical dictionary

  • seminiferous epithelium — a type of stratified epithelium that lines the seminiferous tubules …   Medical dictionary

  • seminiferous tubule — n any of the coiled threadlike tubules that make up the bulk of the testis and are lined with a layer of epithelial cells from which the spermatozoa are produced * * * any of the long convoluted tubules that make up the bulk of the testis …   Medical dictionary

  • convoluted seminiferous tubules — tubuli seminiferi contorti …   Medical dictionary

  • straight seminiferous tubules — tubuli seminiferi recti …   Medical dictionary

  • seminiferous tubule — noun any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature • Hypernyms: ↑tubule • Part Holonyms: ↑testis, ↑testicle, ↑orchis, ↑ball, ↑ballock, ↑bollock, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • seminiferous — Carrying or conducting the semen; denoting the tubules of the testis. [L. semen, seed (semen) + fero, to carry] * * * sem·i·nif·er·ous .sem ə nif (ə )rəs adj producing or bearing seed or semen <the seminiferous epithelium of the testis> * * …   Medical dictionary

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