spermiogenesis

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

nounCell Biology.
  1. the development of a spermatozoon from a spermatid.

Origin of spermiogenesis

1
1915–20; <New Latin spermi-, combining form of spermasperm1 + -o- + genesis

Other words from spermiogenesis

  • sper·mi·o·ge·net·ic [spur-mee-oh-juh-net-ik], /ˌspɜr mi oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby spermiogenesis

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British Dictionary definitions for spermiogenesis

spermiogenesis

/ (ˌspɜːmɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /


noun
  1. the stage in spermatogenesis in which spermatozoa are formed from spermatids

Derived forms of spermiogenesis

  • spermiogenetic (ˌspɜːmɪəʊdʒəˈnɛtɪk), adjective

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