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 spermatogonia (audio) \

Definition of spermatogonium

: a primitive male germ cell

Other Words from spermatogonium

spermatogonial \ (ˌ)spər-​ˌma-​tə-​ˈgō-​nē-​əl How to pronounce spermatogonial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of spermatogonium

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Spermatogonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermatogonium. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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spermatogonium

noun
sper·​mato·​go·​ni·​um | \ -ˈgō-nē-əm How to pronounce spermatogonium (audio) \
plural spermatogonia\ -​nē-​ə How to pronounce spermatogonia (audio) \

Medical Definition of spermatogonium

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

Other Words from spermatogonium

spermatogonial \ -​nē-​əl How to pronounce spermatogonial (audio) \ adjective

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