spermatid

noun

sper·​ma·​tid ˈspər-mə-təd How to pronounce spermatid (audio)
: one of the haploid cells that are formed by the second division in meiosis of a spermatocyte and that differentiate into spermatozoa

Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spermatid was in 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Spermatid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermatid. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

spermatid

noun
sper·​ma·​tid ˈspər-mət-əd How to pronounce spermatid (audio)
: any of the cells produced in meiosis that form sperm cells

Medical Definition

spermatid

noun
sper·​ma·​tid ˈspər-mət-əd How to pronounce spermatid (audio)
: one of the haploid cells that are formed by the second meiotic division of a spermatocyte and that differentiate into spermatozoa compare ootid
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