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Related to tunica vaginalis: varicocele, spermatic cord, spermatocele, gubernaculum, tunica vasculosa, tunica albuginea, Dartos muscle, Cremaster muscle
The serous membrane surrounding the front and sides of the testicle. It is the thin, flattened remnant of a pouch of peritoneum pulled into the scrotum by the testis as it descends during fetal development.
See also: tunica
pl. tunicae [L.] a covering or coat; a membranous covering of an organ or a distinct layer of the wall of a hollow structure, as a blood vessel. See also tunic.
the outer coat of various organs, blood vessels and other structures, usually made up of loose connective tissue.
a dense, white, fibrous sheath enclosing a part or organ, such as is present on the testis.
tunica albuginea ovarii
see tunica ovarii (below).
an outer coat, especially the fibroelastic coat of a blood vessel.
tunica flava abdominis
an extensive sheet of elastic tissue that helps to support the abdomen. It is conspicuous in large animals as a yellow corset over the ventral abdomen and is a modified part of the deep fascia and aponeurosis of the external abdominal oblique muscle. It contributes to the deep fascia for the mammary gland or the scrotum.
the innermost coat of blood vessels; called also Bichat's tunic.
the middle coat of blood vessels.
the mucous membrane lining of various tubular structures.
the muscular coat or layer surrounding the tela submucosa in most portions of the digestive, respiratory, urinary and genital tracts.
capsule of dense collagenous tissue, underlying the covering epithelium, covers each ovary. Called also tunica albuginea ovarii.
the proper coat or layer of a part, as distinguished from an investing membrane.
the membrane lining the external walls of the body cavities and coating the surfaces of intruding organs; it secretes a watery exudate.
the double-layered sleeve of peritoneum that lines the scrotum and inguinal canal (parietal layer) and invests the testis, epididymis and spermatic cord (visceral layer).
a vascular coat, or a layer well supplied with blood vessels, e.g. of the eye.
tunica vasculosa lentis
vascular envelope of the lens in the developing fetus.