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  1. Cell Biology. one of the cells that result from the meiotic divisions of a spermatocyte and mature into spermatozoa.
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Origin of spermatid

1885–90; spermat- + -id3
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Examples from the Web for spermatid

Historical Examples of spermatid

  • Spermatid, showing acrosome material (a) migrating to side of nucleus opposite centrosome.

    Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2)

    Nettie Maria Stevens

  • Spermatid with divided spindle-substance and the corresponding double-tailed form.

  • Spermatid showing a conspicuous chromatin element in nucleus, and spindle-remains (s) elongated.

  • Spermatid, showing centrosome (c) and divided spindle-remains (s and a).

British Dictionary definitions for spermatid


  1. zoology any of four immature male gametes that are formed from a spermatocyte, each of which develops into a spermatozoon
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spermatid in Medicine


  1. Any of the four haploid cells formed by meiosis in a male organism that develop into spermatozoa without further division.
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