spermatogonium

spermatogonium

[spur-mat-uh-goh-nee-uhm, spur-muh-tuh-]
noun, plural spermatogonia [spur-mat-uh-goh-nee-uh, spur-muh-tuh-] . Cell Biology.
one of the undifferentiated germ cells giving rise to spermatocytes.

Origin:
1860–65; < Neo-Latin; see spermato-, -gonium

spermatogonial, adjective
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spermatogonium (ˌspɜːmətəˈɡəʊnɪəm)
 
n , pl -nia
zoology an immature male germ cell that divides to form many spermatocytes
 
[C19: from spermato- + -gonium]
 
spermato'gonial
 
adj

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spermatogonium sper·mat·o·go·ni·um (spər-māt'ə-gō'nē-əm, spûr'mə-tə-)
n. pl. sper·mat·o·go·ni·a (-nē-ə)
Any of the cells of the gonads in male organisms that are the progenitors of spermatocytes. Also called spermatoblast.

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spermatogonium   (spər-māt'ə-gō'nē-əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural spermatogonia
Any of the cells of the gonads in male organisms that undergo mitosis to form spermatocytes as well as new spermatogonia. See more at spermatogenesis.
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