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noun Cell Biology.
  1. the development of a spermatozoon from a spermatid.
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Origin of spermiogenesis

1915–20; < New Latin spermi-, combining form of sperma sperm1 + -o- + genesis
Related formssper·mi·o·ge·net·ic [spur-mee-oh-juh-net-ik] /ˌspɜr mi oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spermiogenesis


  1. the stage in spermatogenesis in which spermatozoa are formed from spermatids
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Derived Formsspermiogenetic (ˌspɜːmɪəʊdʒəˈnɛtɪk), adjective
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spermiogenesis in Medicine


  1. The stage of spermatogenesis during which spermatids are transformed into spermatozoa.
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