seminiferous tubule
noun Date: 1860 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

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  • 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 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

  • 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 tubule — Anat. any of the coiled tubules of the testis in which spermatozoa are produced. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • seminiferous tubule — any of the long convoluted tubules that make up the bulk of the testis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • seminiferous tubule — seminif′erous tu′bule n. hic (lab cbl)anat. any of the coiled tubules of the testis in which spermatozoa are produced • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • seminiferous tubule dysgenesis — Klinefelter syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • Каналец Семенной Извитой (Seminiferous Tubule) — длинная извитая трубочка диаметром 150 250 мкм и длиной 30 70 см каждая. В паренхиме каждой дольки яичка содержится 2 4 извитых семенных канальца, в которых осуществляется процесс сперматогенеза. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Tubule — A small tube. * * * A small tube. SYN: tubulus [TA]. [L. tubulus, dim. of tubus, tube] Albarran y Dominguez tubules SYN: Albarran glands, under gland. connecting t. a narrow arching t. of the kidney joining the distal convoluted t. and the… …   Medical dictionary

  • tubule — n. (in anatomy) a small cylindrical hollow structure. See also: renal tubule, seminiferous tubule …   The new mediacal dictionary

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