seminiferous


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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The differential diagnosis includes epididymal cystadenoma, adenocarcinoma of the rete testis, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and dilatation of the seminiferous tubules secondary to testicular tumor.
Lower inhibin B levels are indicative of dysfunction in the seminiferous tubules," said Eric Pauli, M.
The rete testis is a series of tubules that extends from the seminiferous tubules, which are lined by sertoli cells.
Blocking testosterone prevents only the initial step of sperm development, the release of precursor cells in the hundreds of seminiferous tubules of the testes.
The tests also showed a 15% increase of abnormalities in seminiferous tubules and other damaging effects on testicular tissue, said Ken Takeda, professor of hygienic chemistry, and graduate student Seiichi Yoshida.
Work in this area will provide an opportunity to analyze male reproductive biology and the processes by which sperm are formed in the seminiferous tubule and androgen is synthesized in the interstitium of the testis.
Keywords: Corticosteroid, dexamethasone, testicular injury, seminiferous tubules, magnesium sulphate.
Subsequently, gonocytes are located in the basement membrane of seminiferous tubule and differentiate into spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) (de Rooij and Grootegoed, 1998; Brinster, 2002).