[spur-mat-uh-goh-nee-uh m, spur-muh-tuh-]
- one of the undifferentiated germ cells giving rise to spermatocytes.
Origin of spermatogonium
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Spermatogonium, showing chromatin element (x) associated with a nucleolus (n).Studies in Spermatogenesis (Part 1 of 2)
Nettie Maria Stevens
- zoology an immature male germ cell that divides to form many spermatocytes
Word Origin for spermatogonium
C19: from spermato- + -gonium
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- Any of the cells of the gonads in male organisms that are the progenitors of spermatocytes.spermatoblast
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- 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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