Definition of seminiferous in English:


Syllabification: sem·i·nif·er·ous
Pronunciation: /ˌseməˈnif(ə)rəs


  • Producing or conveying semen.
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    • The passage of sperm from the seminiferous tubules of the testis to the vas deferens takes about 12 days.
    • Following the postmeiotic phase, spermatozoa are released into the lumen of the seminiferous tubule of the testis and transported to the epididymis for storage.
    • The seminiferous tubules in the testes, which are the origin of the sperm cells, however, will be reduced in diameter and size.


late 17th century: from Latin semen, semin- 'seed' + -ferous.

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