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Medical Term:

manchette

Pronunciation: man-shet'

Definition: A conic array of microtubules that invests the nucleus of a spermatid; believed to play a role in shaping the nucleus during spermiogenesis.

[Fr. cuff, dim. of manche, sleeve, fr. L. manicae; fr. manus, hand]

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