nebenkern

noun
ne·​ben·​kern | \ ˈnā-bən-ˌkərn How to pronounce nebenkern (audio) , -ˌkern \

Definition of nebenkern

: a 2-stranded helical structure of the proximal tail region of a spermatozoon that is derived from mitochondria

First Known Use of nebenkern

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nebenkern

German, literally, subsidiary nucleus

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“Nebenkern.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nebenkern. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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nebenkern

noun
ne·​ben·​kern | \ ˈnā-bən-ˌkərn How to pronounce nebenkern (audio) , -ˌke(ə)rn How to pronounce nebenkern (audio) \

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: a two-stranded helical structure of the proximal tail region of a spermatozoon that is derived from mitochondria

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