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sem·i·nif·er·ous

 (sĕm′ə-nĭf′ər-əs)
adj. Biology
1. Conveying, containing, or producing semen.
2. Bearing seed.

[Latin sēmen, sēmin-, seed, semen; see semen + -ferous.]

seminiferous

(ˌsɛmɪˈnɪfərəs)
adj
1. (Anatomy) containing, conveying, or producing semen: the seminiferous tubules of the testes.
2. (Botany) (of plants) bearing or producing seeds
[C17: from Latin sēmin-, sēmen seed + connecting vowel + -ferous]

sem•i•nif•er•ous

(ˌsɛm əˈnɪf ər əs)

adj.
1. conveying or containing semen.
2. bearing or producing seed.
[1685–95; < Latin sēmin-, s. of sēmen seed, semen + -i- + -ferous]
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Adj.1.seminiferous - bearing or producing seed or semen; "seminiferous tubules"
Translations

sem·i·nif·er·ous

a. seminífero-a, que produce semen.
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(2) Tubular Fertility Index is the percentage of seminiferous tubules containing germ cells.
During this process, the germ line stem cells embedded in the supporting Sertoli cells of the seminiferous tubules divide mitotically to expand the pool of spermatogonia; after two meiotic divisions, these actions will give rise to spermatocytes and haploid spermatids.
At 109 and 110 day-old sturgeon, developing testicular tissue was observed and included the presence of seminiferous tubules and vas deferens.
No data are available in reptiles about the localization of the transcripts of both androgen and estrogen receptors in the seminiferous epithelium.
Group I, normal control rats (Figure 5(a)), shows normal spermatogonia, Sertoli cells, and Leydig cells with accumulation of spermatozoa within the seminiferous tubules.
In our previous study, we showed that seminiferous tubule diameter was reduced and basement membrane was thickened in seminiferous tubules and degenerated germ cells in diabetic animals [3].
The following measurements were performed in testis tissue: relative volume and surface area of seminiferous epithelium, intraepithelial spaces, tubule lumen, blood vessels, interstitium, tubule surface area, and tubule diameter.
The features evaluated were the diameter of seminiferous tubules, diameter of lumen, and width of spermatogonia layer, spermatocytes layer, and spermatid-sperm layer.
Infertility, not amenable to treatment, is the final analysis with these patients; however, some have explored intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in rare cases of MGD with spermatogonia present.[sup.8] Testicular pathologic investigations typically reveal the presence of mature seminiferous tubules; however, the architecture is typically disorganized with hyalinization and atrophy of the tubules.[sup.8] In a recent case series of 20 MGD patients, none have been successfully fertile.
Next, the suspension was filtered through a 150 mesh (104[micro]m) filter to collect the seminiferous tubules.
In the untreated diabetic rats, hyperglycemia severely damaged the testes morphology as well as the spermatogenic process as evidenced by the: thickness of basement membrane of the seminiferous tubule; mitochondria alteration; abnormal spermatocyte cells displaying polymorphous nuclei, cytoplasmic vacuolization and necrosis; and disorganization and degeneration of sperm germ cells.