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spermatogonium

[spur-mat-uh-goh-nee-uh m, spur-muh-tuh-]
noun, plural sper·mat·o·go·ni·a [spur-mat-uh-goh-nee-uh, spur-muh-tuh-] /spɜrˌmæt əˈgoʊ ni ə, ˌspɜr mə tə-/. Cell Biology.
  1. one of the undifferentiated germ cells giving rise to spermatocytes.
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Origin of spermatogonium

From New Latin, dating back to 1860–65; see origin at spermato-, -gonium
Related formssper·mat·o·go·ni·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for spermatogonium

Historical Examples of spermatogonium

  • Spermatogonium, showing chromatin element (x) associated with a nucleolus (n).

    Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2)

    Nettie Maria Stevens


British Dictionary definitions for spermatogonium

spermatogonium

noun plural -nia (-nɪə)
  1. zoology an immature male germ cell that divides to form many spermatocytes
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Derived Formsspermatogonial, adjective

Word Origin for spermatogonium

C19: from spermato- + -gonium
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spermatogonium in Medicine

spermatogonium

(spər-măt′ə-gōnē-əm, spûr′mə-tə-)
n. pl. sper•mat•o•go•ni•a (-nē-ə)
  1. Any of the cells of the gonads in male organisms that are the progenitors of spermatocytes.spermatoblast
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spermatogonium in Science

spermatogonium

[spər-măt′ə-gōnē-əm]
Plural spermatogonia
  1. Any of the cells of the gonads in male organisms that undergo mitosis to form spermatocytes as well as new spermatogonia. See more at spermatogenesis.
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