spermiogenesis

[spur-mee-oh-jen-uh-sis]

noun Cell Biology.

the development of a spermatozoon from a spermatid.

Nearby words

  1. spermic,
  2. spermicide,
  3. spermidine,
  4. spermiduct,
  5. spermine,
  6. spermo-,
  7. spermogonium,
  8. spermolith,
  9. spermophile,
  10. spermophyte

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

spermiogenesis

noun

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

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Medicine definitions for spermiogenesis

spermiogenesis

[spür′mē-ō-jĕnĭ-sĭs]

n.

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

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