Tunica albuginea (testicles)
|Tunica albuginea (testicles)|
|Schematic drawing of testicle and epididymis. 1 Tunica albuginea, 2 Septula testis, 3 Lobulus testis, 4 Mediastinum testis, 5 Tubuli seminiferi contorti, 6 Tubuli seminiferi recti, 7 Rete testis, 8 Ductuli efferentes testis, 9 Ductus epididymidis, 10 initial part of deferent duct|
|Section of a testicle of a steer, blood vessels injected with red gelatine. 1 parenchyma, 2 mediastinum testis, 3 tunica albuginea, 4 tail of epididymis, 5 head of epididymis, 6 spermatic cord with convoluted testicular artery|
|Latin||tunica albuginea testis|
|Gray's||subject #258 1242|
For other structures with the same name, see Tunica albuginea.
The Tunica Albuginea is the fibrous covering of the testis.
It is a dense blue-white membrane, composed of bundles of white fibrous tissue which interlace in every direction.
It is applied to the tunica vasculosa over the glandular substance of the testis, and, at its posterior border, is reflected into the interior of the gland, forming an incomplete vertical septum, called the mediastinum testis (corpus Highmori).
Vertical section of the testis, to show the arrangement of the ducts.
- SUNY Labs 36:11-0102 - "Inguinal Region, Scrotum and Testes: The Cross-Section of the Testis"
- Norman/Georgetown inguinalregion (testes)
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