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seminiferous tubule

noun Anatomy.
  1. any of the coiled tubules of the testis in which spermatozoa are produced.
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Origin of seminiferous tubule

First recorded in 1855–60
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seminiferous tubule in Medicine

seminiferous tubule

  1. One of two or three twisted curved tubules in each lobule of the testis in which spermatogenesis occurs.
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