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spermiogenesis

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noun sper·mio·gen·e·sis \ˌspər-mē-ō-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of spermiogenesis

  1. :  spermatogenesis; specifically :  transformation of a spermatid into a spermatozoon



Origin of spermiogenesis

New Latin, from spermium spermatozoon + -o- + Latin genesis


First Known Use: 1916


Medical Dictionary

spermiogenesis

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noun sper·mio·gen·e·sis \ˌspər-mē-ō-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of spermiogenesis

plural spermiogeneses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. 1:  spermatogenesis

  2. 2:  transformation of a spermatid into a spermatozoon




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "spermiogenesis"


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