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

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, -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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