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- n. Layer of connective tissue covering the testis.
- n. Layer of connective tissue covering the ovaries.
- n. Tough fibrous layer of connective tissue that surrounds the corpora cavernosa of the penis.
The outer coat of the testis is called the tunica albuginea.
In the central mass a series of cords appear (Fig. 1114), and the periphery of the mass is converted into the tunica albuginea, thus excluding the surface epithelium from any part in the formation of the tissue of the testis.