Definition of spermatid in English:

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spermatid

Pronunciation: /ˈspərməˌtid/

noun

Biology
An immature male sex cell formed from a spermatocyte that can develop into a spermatozoon without further division.
Example sentences
  • These haploid cells - now called spermatids - thus contain 23 single half chromosomes.
  • Rates of protein evolution were fastest for genes expressed during the dramatic morphogenesis of round spermatids into spermatozoa.
  • Spermatocytes, the progenitors of spermatids, are biosynthetically active cells, producing all the components that will be needed in the mature spermatozoa.

Derivatives

spermatidal

Pronunciation: /ˌspərməˈtīdl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Two novel zinc fingers have been discovered in the mammalian spermatidal protein TP2, which recognizes human CpG islands in a zinc dependent manner.
  • Rat spermatidal protein TP2 is rich in serine residues and has several potential sites for phosphorylation by different protein kinases.
  • Possible functions for high HMGA2 levels may include role in testis-specific events such as genetic recombination, meiotic divisions, or replacement of histones by late spermatidal basic proteins during nuclear condensation.

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Syllabification: sper·ma·tid

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