Definition of Spermatocytes

1. Noun. (plural of spermatocyte) ¹

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Definition of Spermatocytes

1. spermatocyte [n] - See also: spermatocyte

Medical Definition of Spermatocytes

1. Male germ cells derived from spermatogonia and developing into spermatids. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Spermatocytes

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"Figures i, 2 and 3 show spermatocytes of the first maturation division and Figures 4, 5 and 6, spermatocytes of the second maturation division. ..."

2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"In this way two classes of secondary spermatocytes (g) are formed one with and one without the ... When the secondary spermatocytes are ready for division, ..."

3. Spermatogenesis of Normal and of Hybrid Pigeons: A Dissertation, Submitted by Michael Frederic Guyer (1900)
"The number of chromosomes in each type, as seen at the equator of the spindle before division is, in the spermatogonia 16 loops, in primary spermatocytes ..."

4. The Spermatogenesis of Amphiuma by James Howard McGregor (1899)
"MATURATION (spermatocytes). The condition of rest in which the primary spermatocytes were last described gives place finally to another division, ..."

5. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1904)
"(2) spermatocytes (Figs. 175 and 176, se).—These are larger spherical ... By mitotic division of the innermost spermatocytes are formed the spermatids. ..."

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