nebenkern


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nebenkern

An obsolete term for:
(1) An aggregate of mitochondria in sperm cells; 
(2) Any granular mass composed of ribonucleic acid located adjacent to the nucleus.
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(4) The mitochondrial nebenkern (arrow) is evident in a later stage of spermiogenesis.
3), which were fused together, giving rise to 2 conspicuous nebenkerns in a juxtanuclear position (Fig.