spermatogenesis

noun
sper·mato·gen·e·sis | \(ˌ)spər-ˌma-tə-ˈje-nə-səs \

Definition of spermatogenesis 

: the process of male gamete formation including formation of a spermatocyte from a spermatogonium, meiotic division of the spermatocyte, and transformation of the four resulting spermatids into spermatozoa

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spermatogenic \(ˌ)spər-ˌma-tə-ˈje-nik \ adjective

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Vibliome will develop a drug that will impair spermatogenesis by building on work already done by researchers at Stamford University. Hannah Flynn, Ars Technica, "More than half a century later, where’s the male pill?," 28 Feb. 2018 The team at Stamford has previously determined the role of homeodomain-interacting protein kinase 4 (HIPK4) in the later stages of spermatogenesis, and it is thought that a drug targeting this kinase could be used as a contraceptive. Hannah Flynn, Ars Technica, "More than half a century later, where’s the male pill?," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of spermatogenesis

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spermatogenesis

New Latin

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The first known use of spermatogenesis was in 1881

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spermatogenesis

noun
sper·mato·gen·e·sis | \(ˌ)spər-ˌmat-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs \
plural spermatogeneses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of spermatogenesis 

: the process of male gamete formation including formation of a primary spermatocyte from a spermatogonium, meiotic division of the spermatocyte, and transformation of the four resulting spermatids into spermatozoa

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