spermatogenesis


sper·mato·gen·e·sis

noun \(ˌ)spər-ˌma-tə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of SPERMATOGENESIS

:  the process of male gamete formation including formation of a spermatocyte from a spermatogonium, meiotic division of the spermatocyte, and transformation of the four resulting spermatids into spermatozoa
sper·mato·gen·ic \-ˈje-nik\ adjective

Origin of SPERMATOGENESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1881

sper·mato·gen·e·sis

noun \(ˌ)spər-ˌmat-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sper·mato·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of SPERMATOGENESIS

: the process of male gamete formation including formation of a primary spermatocyte from a spermatogonium, meiotic division of the spermatocyte, and transformation of the four resulting spermatids into spermatozoa

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