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seminiferous

 [sem″ĭ-nif´er-us]
producing or carrying semen.

sem·i·nif·er·ous

(sem'i-nif'ĕr-ŭs),
Carrying or conducting the semen; denoting the tubules of the testis.
[L. semen, seed (semen) + fero, to carry]

seminiferous

/sem·i·nif·er·ous/ (sem″ĭ-nif´er-us) producing or conveying semen.

seminiferous

(sĕm′ə-nĭf′ər-əs)
adj. Biology
1. Conveying, containing, or producing semen.
2. Bearing seed.

seminiferous

[sem′inif′ərəs]
Etymology: L, semen + ferre, to bear
transporting or producing semen, such as the tubules of the testis.

sem·i·nif·er·ous

(sem'i-nif'ĕr-ŭs)
Carrying or conducting semen; denoting the tubules of the testis.
[L. semen, seed (semen) + fero, to carry]

seminiferous

producing or carrying semen.

seminiferous tubule
develop as hollow tubes in the testis after birth, from solid gonadal cores.
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Maximum testicular mass was in February when seminiferous tubules exhibited spermiogenesis and presence of spermatozoa in the lumen and epididymides (Figs.
Amifostine reduces the seminiferous epithelium damage in doxorubicin-treated prepubertal rats without improving the fertility status.
Hypoplasia like action was seen in seminiferous tubules.
Table 2 shows the effects of the treatment with nandrolone decanoate and of physical training in the number of different cell types at the stage VIII of the seminiferous epithelium cycle (SEC).
Exposure to 50 ppm Cd or 50 ppm Pb separately resulted in adverse effects on the testes, including damage to the seminiferous tubules and decreased epdidymal sperm counts, and in slightly decreased body weight relative to controls.
Our data suggest that varicocele-associated injury to the seminiferous epithelium may induce ASAB formation and further impairment of fertility.
Apoptosis at the gonadal level would result in the death of both Leydig and seminiferous cells, which are cells involved in sperm cell formation and maturation, leading not only to low testosterone but also to diminished sperm production.
No significant difference was seen in average area of the possible degeneration/decrease in size of seminiferous tubules and possibly degeneration of spermatocyte cells.
Spermatozoa are produced in the seminiferous tubules of the testes.