Tunica albuginea (ovaries)
|Tunica albuginea (ovaries)|
|Latin||tunica albuginea ovarii|
The tunica albuginea is composed of short connective tissue fibers. It is located immediately inside the surface epithelium (previously known as germinal epithelium) which is continuous with the peritoneum. It is non-vascularised. It is thinner than the tunica albuginea of the testis, and its thickness varies across the ovary.
- Hummitzsch, Katja; Irving-Rodgers, Helen F.; Schwartz, Jeff; Rodgers, Raymond J. (2019-01-01), Leung, Peter C. K.; Adashi, Eli Y. (eds.), "Chapter 4 - Development of the Mammalian Ovary and Follicles", The Ovary (Third Edition), Academic Press, pp. 71–82, ISBN 978-0-12-813209-8, retrieved 2021-02-03