Tunica albuginea of testis
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.
Section of a testicle of a
bull, 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
tunica albuginea testis
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tunica albuginea ( / / ) is the fibrous covering of the tōō'·nĭ·kə ăl'·bə·jĭn'·ē·ə testis.
It is a dense blue-white membrane, composed of bundles of white fibrous tissue which interlace in every direction.
It is covered by the
tunica vaginalis, except at the points of attachment of the epididymis to the testis, and along its posterior border, where the spermatic vessels enter the gland.
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).
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Transverse section through the left side of the scrotum and the left testis.
Section of a genital cord of the testis of a human embryo 3.5 cm. long.
Vertical section of the
testis, to show the arrangement of the ducts.
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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy .