spermatogonium

noun
sper·​mato·​go·​ni·​um | \(ˌ)spər-ˌma-tə-ˈgō-nē-əm \
plural spermatogonia\ (ˌ)spər-​ˌma-​tə-​ˈgō-​nē-​ə \

Definition of spermatogonium 

: a primitive male germ cell

Other Words from spermatogonium

spermatogonial \ (ˌ)spər-​ˌma-​tə-​ˈgō-​nē-​əl \ adjective

First Known Use of spermatogonium

1861, in the meaning defined above

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spermatogonium

noun
sper·​mato·​go·​ni·​um | \-ˈgō-nē-əm \
plural spermatogonia\ -​nē-​ə \

Medical Definition of spermatogonium 

: a primitive male germ cell that gives rise to primary spermatocytes in spermatogenesis

Other Words from spermatogonium

spermatogonial \ -​nē-​əl \ adjective

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