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spermatogenesis

 [sper″mah-to-jen´ĕ-sis]
the development of mature spermatozoa from spermatogonia; it includes spermatocytogenesis and spermiogenesis.

sper·ma·to·gen·e·sis

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

spermatogenesis

(spər-măt′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, spûr′mə-tə-)
n.
Formation and development of spermatozoa by meiosis and spermiogenesis.

sper·mat′o·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk), sper·mat′o·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.

spermatogenesis

The process of sperm production, which occurs in the testes.

spermatogenesis

Physiology The production of male sex gametes; the maturational changes that transform spermatids into spermatozoa. See Sperm.

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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spermatogenesis

(sper?mat-o-jen'e-sis) [? + genesis, generation, birth]
The formation of mature functional spermatozoa. In the process, undifferentiated spermatogonia become primary spermatocytes, each of which divides to form two secondary spermatocytes. Each of these divides to form two spermatids, which transform into functional motile spermatozoa. In the process, the chromosome number is reduced from the diploid to the haploid number.
See: illustration; gametogenesis; maturation; meiosisillustration

spermatogenesis

the form ofMEIOSIS producing male gametes. see GAMETOGENESIS.

Spermatogenesis

The process by which sperm develop to become mature sperm, capable of fertilizing an ovum.
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