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spermatogonium

 [sper″mah-to-go´ne-um] (Gr.)
an undifferentiated male germ cell, originating in a seminal tubule and dividing into two spermatocytes.

sper·ma·to·go·ni·um

(sper'mă-tō-gō'nē-ŭm),
The primordial male cell derived by mitotic division from the yolk sac that migrates into the developing testes. Subsequent to puberty, it differentiates by increasing several times in size to become a primary spermatocyte.
See also: spermatid.
[spermato- + G. gonē, generation]

spermatogonium

/sper·ma·to·go·ni·um/ (-go´ne-um) pl. spermatogo´nia   an undifferentiated male germ cell, originating in a seminiferous tubule and dividing into two primary spermatocytes.

spermatogonium

(spər-măt′ə-gō′nē-əm, spûr′mə-tə-)
n. pl. spermatogo·nia (-nē-ə)
Any of the cells that give rise through mitosis to the spermatocytes and are found in the testes of vertebrates.

sper·mat′o·go′ni·al (-nē-əl) adj.

spermatogonium

[-gō′nē·əm] pl. spermatogonia
Etymology: Gk, sperma + gone, generation
a male germ cell that gives rise to a spermatocyte early in spermatogenesis.

sper·ma·to·go·ni·um

, spermatogone (spĕr'mă-tō-gō'nē-ŭm, -mă-tō-gōn)
The undifferentiated male sex cell derived by mitotic division from a primordial germ cell; increasing several times in size, it becomes a primary spermatocyte.
See also: spermatid
Synonym(s): spermatoblast.
[spermato- + G. gonē, generation]

spermatogonium

an early diploid stage of male GAMETO GENESIS.

spermatogonium

pl. spermatogonia [Gr.] an undifferentiated male germ cell, originating in a seminal tubule and dividing into a new generation of spermatogonia or into two spermatocytes.