[spur-mat-uh-goh-nee-uh m, spur-muh-tuh-] /spɜrˌmæt əˈgoʊ ni əm, ˌspɜr mə tə-/
noun, plural spermatogonia
[spur-mat-uh-goh-nee-uh, spur-muh-tuh-] /spɜrˌmæt əˈgoʊ ni ə, ˌspɜr mə tə-/ (Show IPA). Cell Biology.
one of the undifferentiated germ cells giving rise to spermatocytes.
noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə)
(zoology) an immature male germ cell that divides to form many spermatocytes

spermatogonium sper·mat·o·go·ni·um (spər-māt’ə-gō’nē-əm, spûr’mə-tə-)
n. pl. sper·mat·o·go·ni·a (-nē-ə)
Any of the cells of the gonads in male organisms that are the progenitors of spermatocytes. Also called spermatoblast.
Plural spermatogonia
Any of the cells of the gonads in male organisms that undergo mitosis to form spermatocytes as well as new spermatogonia. See more at spermatogenesis.


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