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steatogenesis

Pronunciation: ste'a-to-jen'e-sis

Definition: Biosynthesis of lipids. The term is used specifically to designate lipid accumulation in the testes of nonmammalian vertebrates on completion of spermatogenesis in the breeding period.

[steato- + G. genesis, production]

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