spermatocyte

noun
sper·​mato·​cyte | \ (ˌ)spər-ˈma-tə-ˌsīt How to pronounce spermatocyte (audio) \

Definition of spermatocyte

: a cell giving rise to sperm cells especially : a cell that is derived by mitosis from a spermatogonium and ultimately gives rise by meiosis to four haploid spermatids

First Known Use of spermatocyte

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Spermatocyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermatocyte. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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spermatocyte

noun
sper·​mato·​cyte | \ (ˌ)spər-ˈmat-ə-ˌsīt How to pronounce spermatocyte (audio) \

Medical Definition of spermatocyte

: a cell giving rise to sperm especially : a cell that is derived from a spermatogonium and ultimately gives rise to four haploid spermatids

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