spermiogenesis

noun

sper·​mio·​gen·​e·​sis ˌspər-mē-ō-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce spermiogenesis (audio)
: spermatogenesis
specifically : transformation of a spermatid into a spermatozoon

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from spermium spermatozoon + -o- + Latin genesis

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spermiogenesis was in 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Spermiogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermiogenesis. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

spermiogenesis

noun
sper·​mio·​gen·​e·​sis ˌspər-mē-ō-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce spermiogenesis (audio)
plural spermiogeneses -ˌsēz How to pronounce spermiogenesis (audio)
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: transformation of a spermatid into a spermatozoon
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