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spermatocyte

Line breaks: sperm¦ato|cyte
Pronunciation: /ˈspəːmətə(ʊ)sʌɪt
 
, spəˈmat-/

Definition of spermatocyte in English:

noun

Biology
A cell produced at the second stage in the formation of spermatozoa, formed from a spermatogonium and dividing by meiosis into spermatids.
Example sentences
  • Lying between, and nurtured by, the Sertoli cells, the primary spermatocytes undergo two meiotic divisions and cellular remodelling to produce mature sperm.
  • After 5 weeks, oligospemia was observed, and after 10 weeks, testicular atrophy accompanied by the loss of sperm cells and spermatocytes was confirmed.
  • The first breakthrough in the development of insect cell culture was the report of maturation of testicular follicle cells to spermatocytes in a moth in an artificial medium.

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