Definition of Sertoli cell
: one of the elongated striated cells lining the seminiferous tubules that support and apparently nourish the spermatids
Origin and Etymology of sertoli cell
Enrico Sertoli †1910 Italian histologist
First Known Use: 1888
Biographical Note for sertoli cell
Enrico (1842–1910), Italian physiologist. In 1865 Sertoli identified and described the branched cells in the seminiferous tubules of the human testicle; the cells are now known as Sertoli cells. He went on to study the anatomy of the testicle and spermatogenesis.
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