seminiferous tubule

noun

: 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

Examples of seminiferous tubule in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Germ cells of the seminiferous tubules still exhibited degenerative changes 6 months after removal of the sling. Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seminiferous tubule was in 1860

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“Seminiferous tubule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seminiferous%20tubule. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

seminiferous tubule

noun
sem·​i·​nif·​er·​ous tubule
ˌsem-ə-ˈnif-(ə-)rəs-
: any of the coiled threadlike tubes that make up most of the testis and produce sperm cells

Medical Definition

seminiferous tubule

noun
: 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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