Tunica albuginea of the testis
The layer of dense whitish inelastic tissue that surrounds the testis.

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  • Albuginea — Tough white fibrous tissue. The tunica albuginea of the testis, for example, is the layer of dense whitish inelastic tissue that surrounds the testis. * * * A white fibrous tissue layer, such as the tunica a.. See tunica a., tunica a. of corpus… …   Medical dictionary

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