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Sertoli cell

Line breaks: Ser|toli cell
Pronunciation: /səːˈtəʊli
 
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Definition of Sertoli cell in English:

noun

Anatomy
A type of somatic cell around which spermatids develop in the tubules of the testis.
Example sentences
  • On the other hand, no Leydig cells were seen microscopically in case 8, with tubules containing only Sertoli cells, being absolutely devoid of germinal cells.
  • The left testis contained numerous Sertoli cells and a few germ cells.
  • All testes with mixed atrophy had dysgenetic Sertoli cells, although normal mature Sertoli cells were also found in 3 of these testes.

Origin

late 19th century: named after Enrico Sertoli (1842–1910), Italian histologist.

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