Tunica albuginea (ovaries)

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Tunica albuginea (ovaries)
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Identifiers
Latintunica albuginea ovarii
TA98A09.1.01.009
A09.3.01.016
TA23478
FMA18630
Anatomical terminology

The tunica albuginea is a layer of condensed fibrous tissue on the surface of the ovary.

Structure[edit]

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.[1] It is thinner than the tunica albuginea of the testis, and its thickness varies across the ovary.[1]

Development[edit]

The tunica albuginea is formed late in prenatal development.[1] It buds off from mesonephric stroma.[1]

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1256 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ a b c d 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

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