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spermatogenesis

Pronunciation: sper'ma-to-jen'e-sis

Definition: The entire process by which spermatogonial stem cells divide and differentiate into sperms. The process has three phases: spermatocytogenesis, meiosis, and spermiogenesis.

Synonym(s): spermatogeny

[spermato- + G. genesis, origin]

See Also: spermiogenesis, meiosis, spermatocytogenesis

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