seminiferous tubule

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seminiferous tubule

n.
One of two or three twisted, curved tubules in each lobule of the testis in which spermatozoa develop.

sem·i·nif·er·ous tu·bule

(sem'i-nif'ĕr-ŭs tū'byūl)
One of two or three twisted, curved tubules in each lobule of the testis, in which spermatogenesis occurs.
Synonym(s): tubuli seminiferi recti [TA] , convoluted seminiferous tubule, tubuli contorti (2) .

seminiferous tubule

One of the very small channels of the testes in which spermatozoa develop and through which they leave the testes. These tubules may be either straight or convoluted.
See also: tubule

seminiferous

producing or carrying semen.

seminiferous tubule
develop as hollow tubes in the testis after birth, from solid gonadal cores.