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spermiogenesis

Pronunciation: sper'me-o-jen'e-sis

Definition: That segment of spermatogenesis during which immature spermatids shed much of their cytoplasm and develop a flagellum and acrosomal granule, becoming, through this process, sperms.

[sperm- + G. genesis, origin]

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