Definition of Spermatocyte

1. Noun. A male gametocyte that develops into four spermatids.

Generic synonyms: Gametocyte

Definition of Spermatocyte

1. n. Same as Spermoblast.

Definition of Spermatocyte

1. Noun. (cytology) A male gametocyte, from which a spermatozoon develops. ¹

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Definition of Spermatocyte

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Medical Definition of Spermatocyte

1. Cells of the male reproductive system that undergo two meiotic divisions to give haploid spermatids. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Spermatocyte

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1. Studies in Spermatogenesis by Nettie Maria Stevens (1905)
"First spermatocyte, metaphase, x the unequal pair in tripartite form. ... First spermatocyte, anaphase, showing elongated centrosome and diverging univalent ..."

2. Studies in Spermatogenesis by Nettie Maria Stevens (1905)
"First spermatocyte, metaphase, x the unequal pair in tripartite form. ... First spermatocyte, anaphase, showing elongated centrosome and diverging univalent ..."

3. Studies in Spermatogenesis by Nettie Maria Stevens (1906)
"First spermatocyte, metaphase, x the unequal pair in tripartite form. ... First spermatocyte, anaphase, showing elongated centrosome and diverging univalent ..."

4. Studies on the Germ Cell of Aphids by Nettie Maria Stevens (1906)
"First spermatocyte, prophase, showing paired chromosomes. 65. ... First spermatocyte, before pairing of chromosomes. 86. First spermatocyte, prophase ..."

5. Bryn Mawr College Monographs by Bryn Mawr College (1906)
"Ill, first spermatocyte, anaphase. Beach goldenrod aphid. 79 a and b. Parthenogenetic egg, polar body and prophase of first segmentation mitosis. 80-81. ..."

6. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"Prophase of first spermatocyte, showing formation of chromosome» and ... Late prophase, first spermatocyte, spindle formed but nuclear membrane still intact ..."

7. The Kansas University Science Bulletin by University of Kansas (1902)
"It is my present intention to give a detailed history of the spermatocyte divisions occurring in this family, after the manner followed previously in ..."

8. The Physical Basis of Heredity by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1919)
"First spermatocyte division ur. and the second spermatocyte division ii'j in the hornet. (After Meves.) in that the second division produces two functional ..."

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