nebenkern

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noun ne·ben·kern \ˈnā-bən-ˌkərn, -ˌkern\

Definition of nebenkern

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

Origin and Etymology of nebenkern

German, literally, subsidiary nucleus


First Known Use: 1895


Medical Dictionary

nebenkern

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noun ne·ben·kern \ˈnā-bən-ˌkərn, -ˌke(ə)rn\

Medical Definition of nebenkern

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


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