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

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

Medical Definition of nebenkern

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

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