spermatogonium

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noun sper·mato·go·ni·um \(ˌ)spər-ˌma-tə-ˈgō-nē-əm\

Definition of spermatogonium

plural

spermatogonia

play \(ˌ)spər-ˌma-tə-ˈgō-nē-ə\
  1. :  a primitive male germ cell

spermatogonial

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

Origin and Etymology of spermatogonium

New Latin


First Known Use: 1861


Medical Dictionary

spermatogonium

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noun sper·mato·go·ni·um \-ˈgō-nē-əm\

Medical Definition of spermatogonium

plural

spermatogonia

\-nē-ə\play
  1. :  a primitive male germ cell that gives rise to primary spermatocytes in spermatogenesis

spermatogonial

\-nē-əl\play adjective

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