seminiferous tubule

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seminiferous tubule

n.
One of two or three twisted, curved tubules in each lobule of the testis in which spermatozoa develop.
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seminif′erous tu′bule


n.
any of the coiled tubules of the testis in which spermatozoa are produced.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.seminiferous tubule - any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature
tubule - a small tube
ballock, testicle, testis, orchis, egg, ball, nut - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
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