seminiferous tubule

noun

Definition of seminiferous tubule

: 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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1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Seminiferous tubule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seminiferous%20tubule. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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seminiferous tubule

noun

Medical Definition of seminiferous tubule

: 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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