nebenkern

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

Definition of nebenkern

: 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


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nebenkern

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

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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