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

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  • Tunica albuginea (testicles) — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = tunica albuginea testis GraySubject = 258 GrayPage = 1242 Caption = Schematic drawing of testicle and epididymis. 1 Tunica albuginea, 2 Septula testis, 3 Lobulus testis, 4 Mediastinum testis, 5 Tubuli… …   Wikipedia

  • Tunica albuginea — The whitish membrane within the penis that surrounds the spongy chambers (corpora cavernosa) in the penis and which helps to trap the blood in the corpora cavernosa, thereby sustaining erection of the penis. The term comes straight from the Latin …   Medical dictionary

  • tunica albuginea — noun a) Layer of connective tissue covering the testis. The testis has a rich superficial plexus beneath the tunica albuginea. b) Layer of connective tissue covering the ovaries. If the tunica albuginea of an ovary be divided with a scalpel, the… …   Wiktionary

  • tunica albuginea testis — [TA] tunica albuginea of testis the dense, white, inelastic tissue immediately covering the testis, beneath the visceral layer of the tunica vaginalis …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • testis — /tes tis/, n., pl. testes / teez/. Anat., Zool. the male gonad or reproductive gland, either of two oval glands located in the scrotum. [1675 85; < L] * * * ▪ anatomy plural  testes,  also called  testicle   in animals, the organ that produces …   Universalium

  • Tunica vasculosa testis — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = tunica vasculosa testis GraySubject = 258 GrayPage = 1243 Caption = Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = t 22 DorlandsSuf = 13963010 The tunica vasculosa is the vascular… …   Wikipedia

  • Testis — The testis (or testicle) is the male sex gland. A pair of testes are located behind the penis in a pouch of skin called the scrotum. The testes have two functions: one in regard to sperm and the other in regard to hormones. The testes produce and …   Medical dictionary

  • Testis — Der Hoden [ˈhoːdn̩] oder (seltener) der/die Hode [ˈhoːdə] (v. mittelhochdt.: hode, v. althochdt.: hodo, v. idg.: *skeu(t) „bedecken, verhüllen“) oder der Testikel (v. lat.: testiculus, Vkl. von testis Zeuge [der Virilität], Hode, Plural:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tunica — SYN: tunic. [L. a coat] t. adventitia SYN: adventitia. t. albuginea a dense white collagenous tunic surrounding a structure. t. albuginea of corpora cavernosa [TA] a strong …   Medical dictionary

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