The tunica albuginea
of the testis.
From Late Latin tunica albuginea (“white membrane”).
tunica albuginea (plural tunicae albugineae)
- (anatomy) Layer of connective tissue covering the testis.
- 1918, Henry Gray, Anatomy of the Human Body, page 687 :
- The testis has a rich superficial plexus beneath the tunica albuginea.
- (anatomy) Layer of connective tissue covering the ovaries.
1867, Charles Delucena Meigs, Obstetrics: The Science and the Art,], page 120:
- If the tunica albuginea of an ovary be divided with a scalpel, the stroma may then be readily torn asunder by pulling the edges of the incision apart ...
- (anatomy) Tough fibrous layer of connective tissue that surrounds the corpora cavernosa of the penis.
- 2002, Carol B Benson, "Erectile Dysfunction" in Imaging of the Scrotum & Penis , ↑ISBN, page 274:
- Scarring of the tunica albuginea results in a portion of the tunica that cannot stretch and expand as the cavernosal sinusoids.