spermatogonium

noun

sper·​mato·​go·​ni·​um (ˌ)spər-ˌma-tə-ˈgō-nē-əm How to pronounce spermatogonium (audio)
plural spermatogonia (ˌ)spər-ˌma-tə-ˈgō-nē-ə How to pronounce spermatogonium (audio)
: a primitive male germ cell
spermatogonial adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spermatogonium was in 1861

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“Spermatogonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermatogonium. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

spermatogonium

noun
sper·​mato·​go·​ni·​um -ˈgō-nē-əm How to pronounce spermatogonium (audio)
plural spermatogonia -nē-ə How to pronounce spermatogonium (audio)
: a primitive male germ cell that gives rise to primary spermatocytes in spermatogenesis
spermatogonial adjective

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