spermatogenesis

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

Definition of spermatogenesis

  1. :  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

spermatogenic

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

Origin and Etymology of spermatogenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1881


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spermatogenesis

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

Medical Definition of spermatogenesis

plural

spermatogeneses

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  1. :  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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