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Related to primary spermatocyte: spermatogenesis, secondary spermatocyte, Spermatids, primary oocyte
the mother cell of a spermatid.
primary spermatocyte the original large diploid cell into which a spermatogonium develops; it can later undergo the first meiotic division into the secondary spermatocyte.
secondary spermatocyte a haploid cell produced by meiotic division of the primary spermatocyte; it can then develop into the spermatid.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
the spermatocyte derived by mitotic division from a spermatogonium, and that undergoes the first division of meiosis.
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pri·mar·y sper·ma·to·cyte(prī'mar-ē spěr-mat'ŏ-sīt)
The spermatocyte derived by a growth phase from a spermatogonium; undergoes the first division of meiosis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
primary spermatocytean early stage in SPERMATOGENESIS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005