spermiogenesis

[ spur-mee-oh-jen-uh-sis ]
/ ˌspɜr mi oʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs /

noun Cell Biology.

the development of a spermatozoon from a spermatid.

Origin of spermiogenesis

1915–20; < New Latin spermi-, combining form of sperma sperm1 + -o- + genesis

Related forms

sper·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

/ (ˌspɜːmɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

the stage in spermatogenesis in which spermatozoa are formed from spermatids

Derived Forms

spermiogenetic (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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