seminiferous tubule

noun Anatomy.

any of the coiled tubules of the testis in which spermatozoa are produced.

Origin of seminiferous tubule

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for seminiferous tubule

seminiferous tubule


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