Definition of Albuginea

1. Noun. Whitish tunic.

Specialized synonyms: Sclera, Sclerotic Coat, Tunica Albuginea Testes
Generic synonyms: Adventitia, Tunic, Tunica



Definition of Albuginea

1. Noun. (anatomy) A layer of white, fibrous tissue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Albuginea

1. Tough white fibrous tissue. The tunica albuginea of the testis, for example, is the layer of dense whitish inelastic tissue that surrounds the testis. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Albuginea

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albizia
albizias
albizzia
albizzias
albocinereous
albocracy
albolabrin
albolith
albondiga
albondigas
albonoursin
albrechtschraufite
albs
albuca
albuginea (current term)
albugineotomy
albugineous
albugo
albugos
albularyo
albularyos
album
album graecum
album track
albumen
albumenization
albumenize
albumenized
albumenizes

Literary usage of Albuginea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain (1837)
"The inner surface of the tunica albuginea is lined by a delicate ... The tunica albuginea being removed, the glandular structure of the testis lies exposed. ..."

2. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the testis, and of the spermatic by Thomas Blizard Curling (1856)
"When a hydrocele forms between the tunica albuginea and the inner layer of the tunica vaginalis, the cyst is generally single and of small size. ..."

3. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1861)
"Three cases of Orchitis treated by incision into the Tunica albuginea Testis. ... Hutchinson makes the incision through the tunica albuginea with great care ..."

4. Manual of Human and Comparative Histology by Salomon Stricker, Henry Power (1872)
"The Tunica albuginea, or fibrous investment of the testis, is formed of connective tissue with a sparing quantity of delicate elastic fibres; its thickness ..."

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