Definition of spermatogenesis in English:


Line breaks: sperm¦ato|gen¦esis
Pronunciation: /ˌspəːmətə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs
, spəˌmatə(ʊ)-/


[mass noun] Biology
  • The production or development of mature spermatozoa.
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    • Reproductive maturity is achieved with the establishment of regular menstruation and ovulation in females and mature spermatogenesis in males.
    • Its production - spermatogenesis - involves cell divisions and reorganization of chromosomal material, which generates genetic diversity.
    • The strategy for spermatogenesis - the production of sperm - is different.

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