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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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Increase in percentage of abnormal seminiferous tubules along with the decline in number of spermatogonia, primary spermatocytes, secondary spermatocytes and spermatids probably correspond to the decrease in testosterone production or inhibition of pituitary gonadotropin secretion, which resulted in disruption of spermatogenesis (Raji and Bolarinwa, 1997).
Examination of PAS Iron Haematoxylin-stained testicular sections of Group B animals showed damaged seminiferous tubules with distorted shapes and reduced diameter.
The latter cells reside in the basement membrane of seminiferous tubules and surround adjacent male germ cells.
Sperm count in each seminiferous tubule of the histological sections of testes was made by using an ocular grid placed in the eye-piece of the microscope.
Table 2 shows the diameter of seminiferous tubules in mice treated with the given plants extract.
However, it seems that these were degenerated oocytes (similar shape and size), rather than vacuolated seminiferous lobules.
3: Testicular biopsy shows atrophied seminiferous tubules with Incomplete Spermatocytic Maturation Arrest.
A particular strength of this study was its focus on effects on the seminiferous cords, which were similar in rat and human tissue.
Furthermore, apoptosis is seen in all the epithelial cells of seminiferous tubules (14).