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Medical Term:

blood-testis barrier


Definition: an occluding barrier formed by Sertoli cells in the seminiferous tubules of the testis, which separates the more mature cells of spermatogenesis in the adlumenal compartment of the tubule from blood-derived products in the basal compartment.

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