spermatocytogenesis


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spermatocytogenesis

 [sper″mah-to-si″to-jen´ĕ-sis]
the first stage of formation of spermatozoa, in which the spermatogonia develop into spermatocytes and then into spermatids.
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sper·ma·to·cy·to·gen·e·sis

(sper'mă-tō-sī'tō-jen'ĕ-sis),
That part of spermatogenesis in which the spermatogonia give rise to primary spermatocytes.
See also: spermatogenesis.
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sper·ma·to·gen·e·sis

(spĕr'mă-tō-jen'ĕ-sis)
The entire process by which spermatogonial stem cells divide and differentiate into spermatozoa.
See also: spermiogenesis
Synonym(s): spermatocytogenesis.
[spermato- + G. genesis, origin]
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