Tubuli seminiferi recti

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Tubuli seminiferi recti
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A diagram of the major components of an adult human testicle, including the following numbered items: 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, 9a. Head of epididymis, 9b. Body of epididymis, 9.c Tail of epididymis,10. Vas deferens, 11a. Tunica vaginalis (parietal lamina), 11b. Tunica vaginalis (visceral lamina), and 12. Cavity of tunica vaginalis.
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Latin Tubuli seminiferi recti, tubulus rectus
Gray's p.1244

The tubuli seminiferi recti (also known as the tubuli recti, tubulus rectus, or straight seminiferous tubules) is a structure in the testicle connecting the convoluted region of the seminiferous tubule to the rete testis, although the tubuli recti has a different appearance distinguishing it from these two structures.

They enter the fibrous tissue of the mediastinum, and pass upward and backward, forming, in their ascent, a close net-work of anastomosing tubes which are merely channels in the fibrous stroma, lined by flattened epithelium, and having no proper walls; this constitutes the rete testis.

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.


Only Sertoli Cells line the terminal ends of the seminiferous tubules (tubuli recti)