Definition of Sertoli cell
: one of the elongated striated cells lining the seminiferous tubules that support and apparently nourish the spermatids
Origin of sertoli cell
Enrico Sertoli †1910 Italian histologist
First Known Use: 1888
Biographical Note for sertoli cell
Sertoli \ser-ˈtō-lē\, 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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