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spermatogonium

[spur-mat-uh-goh-nee-uh m, spur-muh-tuh-] /spɜrˌmæt əˈgoʊ ni əm, ˌspɜr mə tə-/
noun, plural spermatogonia
[spur-mat-uh-goh-nee-uh, spur-muh-tuh-] /spɜrˌmæt əˈgoʊ ni ə, ˌspɜr mə tə-/ (Show IPA).
Cell Biology
1.
one of the undifferentiated germ cells giving rise to spermatocytes.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Neo-Latin; see spermato-, -gonium
Related forms
spermatogonial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spermatogonium

spermatogonium

/ˌspɜːmətəˈɡəʊnɪəm/
noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə)
1.
(zoology) an immature male germ cell that divides to form many spermatocytes
Derived Forms
spermatogonial, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from spermato- + -gonium
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spermatogonium in Medicine

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 in Science
spermatogonium
  (spər-māt'ə-gō'nē-əm)   
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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