Definition of Spermatids

1. Noun. (plural of spermatid) ¹

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Definition of Spermatids

1. spermatid [n] - See also: spermatid

Medical Definition of Spermatids

1. Male germ cells derived from spermatocytes and developing into spermatozoa. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Spermatids

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"This fact leads me to suggest that possibly only those spermatids which contain the accessory chromosome develop into functional spermatozoa and that the ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"... or spermatids. (3) The third layer of cells consists of the ... or spermatids, and each of these, without further subdivision, becomes a spermatozoon. ..."

3. The Morphology of the Mammalian Seminiferous Tubule by George Morris Curtis (1918)
"The surface cells are composed of four layers of spermatids (v. Ebner, '88, fig. 29, 0). 8. ... Under them are four or five layers of unchanged spermatids. ..."

4. Normal Histology: With Special Reference to the Structure of the Human Body by George Arthur Piersol (1916)
"It is important to note that the spermatids contain only one-half of the number ... The spermatids, at first small cells with round nuclei, elongate; ..."

5. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"204) makes it appear probable that the one class of spermatids does not transform ... 204 represents forms which occur very commonly among the spermatids. ..."

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