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spermatogonium

[ spur-mat-uh-goh-nee-uhm, spur-muh-tuh- ]
/ sp蓽r藢m忙t 蓹藞go蕣 ni 蓹m, 藢sp蓽r m蓹 t蓹- /
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noun, plural sper路mat路o路go路ni路a [spur-mat-uh-goh-nee-uh, spur-muh-tuh-]. /sp蓽r藢m忙t 蓹藞go蕣 ni 蓹, 藢sp蓽r m蓹 t蓹-/. Cell Biology.
one of the undifferentiated germ cells giving rise to spermatocytes.
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Origin of spermatogonium

From New Latin, dating back to 1860鈥65; see origin at spermato-, -gonium

OTHER WORDS FROM spermatogonium

sper路mat路o路go路ni路al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spermatogonium

spermatogonium
/ (藢sp蓽藧m蓹t蓹藞伞蓹蕣n瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -nia (-n瑟蓹)
zoology an immature male germ cell that divides to form many spermatocytes

Derived forms of spermatogonium

spermatogonial, adjective

Word Origin for spermatogonium

C19: from spermato- + -gonium
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Scientific definitions for spermatogonium

spermatogonium
[ sp蓹r-m膬t鈥采-g艒n膿-蓹m ]

Plural spermatogonia
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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