One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Anatomy. Designating a layer of dense white connective tissue, specifically the tunica albuginea of the testis, ovary, etc.
Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin albugineus designating a humour (the aqueous humour) within the eye from classical Latin albūgin-, albūgō + -eus: see -eous) + -ous.
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