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a tough whitish layer of fibrous tissue investing a part or organ, such as the testicle or ovary. See also tunica albuginea.
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(al-bū-jin'ē-ă), Avoid the mispronunciation albugine'a.
[L. albugineus, fr. albugo, white spot]
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A white fibrous tissue layer, such as the tunica albuginea (q.v.).
[L. albugineus, fr. albugo, white spot]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012