spermatogonium

[ spur-mat-uh-goh-nee-uh m, spur-muh-tuh- ]
/ spɜrˌmæt əˈgoʊ ni əm, ˌspɜr mə tə- /
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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.

one of the undifferentiated germ cells giving rise to spermatocytes.

Nearby words

  1. spermatocele,
  2. spermatocide,
  3. spermatocyte,
  4. spermatogenesis,
  5. spermatogenous,
  6. spermatoid,
  7. spermatolysis,
  8. spermatophore,
  9. spermatophyte,
  10. spermatopoietic

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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British Dictionary definitions for spermatogonium

spermatogonium

/ (ˌspɜːmətəˈɡəʊnɪəm) /

noun plural -nia (-nɪə)

zoology an immature male germ cell that divides to form many spermatocytes
Derived Formsspermatogonial, adjective

Word Origin for spermatogonium

C19: from spermato- + -gonium

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Medicine definitions for spermatogonium

spermatogonium

[ spər-măt′ə-gōnē-əm, spûr′mə-tə- ]

n. pl. sper•mat•o•go•ni•a (-nē-ə)

Any of the cells of the gonads in male organisms that are the progenitors of spermatocytes.spermatoblast

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Science definitions for spermatogonium

spermatogonium

[ spər-măt′ə-gōnē-əm ]

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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