Sertoli cell

noun
Ser·​to·​li cell | \ ˌsər-ˈtō-lē- How to pronounce Sertoli cell (audio) \

Definition of Sertoli cell

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one of the elongated striated cells lining the seminiferous tubules that support and apparently nourish the spermatids

cell of Sertoli

Definition of cell of Sertoli (Entry 2 of 2)

: sertoli cell

First Known Use of Sertoli cell

Noun

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sertoli cell

Noun

Enrico Sertoli †1910 Italian histologist

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The first known use of Sertoli cell was in 1888

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Sertoli cell

noun
Ser·​to·​li cell | \ ˈsert-ə-lē- How to pronounce Sertoli cell (audio) , ser-ˈtō-lē- How to pronounce Sertoli cell (audio) \
variants: also Sertoli's cell \ -​lēz-​ How to pronounce Sertoli's cell (audio) \

Medical Definition of Sertoli cell

: any of the elongated striated cells in the seminiferous tubules of the testis to which the spermatids become attached and from which they apparently derive nourishment

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