seminiferous tubule

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seminiferous tubule

[¦sem·ə¦nif·rəs ′tü‚byül]
(anatomy)
Any of the tubercles of the testes which produce spermatozoa.
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Spermatozoa travel from the seminiferous tubules to the rete testes to the epididymis.
A chemical known as lonidamine prevents developing sperm from staying attached to the cells lining the seminiferous tubule and causes infertility in rats and men, says the Population Council's C.
Identification of Testis-Specific Male Contraceptive Targets: Insights from Transcriptional Profiling of the Cycle of the Rat Seminiferous Epithelium and Purified Testicular Cells: Daniel S.
The slides were placed on hot plate at 37oC for 24 hours for fixation of tissues and stained with periodic acid-Schiff (PAS)-Iron Haematoxylin technique16 for the morphology, and measurement of diameter and thickness of germinal epithelium in seminiferous tubules.
2009; Kanatsu-Shinohara and Shinohara, 2013) and are unipotent with respect to their differentiating into sperm through spermatogenesis in seminiferous tubule in the testis (Aponte et al.
Cedric Pisani and colleagues investigated the possible mechanisms of action of two pesticides using the seminiferous tubules of pubescent rats grown in culture over three weeks.
A total of 30 independent seminiferous tubule fields were evaluated in each sample, and the histopathological changes were evaluated by Johnsen's testicular scoring system; a score between 1 (very poor) and 10 (normal) was given to each tubule [28].
Sperm count was higher in April, June and September, while diameter of seminiferous tubules was found greater in April and August.
Synthesis and secretion of testosterone in seminiferous tubules by leydig cells is sufficient enough to induce the differentiation of spermatogonia to spermatozoa [8].