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Cell Biology. one of the cells that result from the meiotic divisions of a spermatocyte and mature into spermatozoa.
(zoology) any of four immature male gametes that are formed from a spermatocyte, each of which develops into a spermatozoon

spermatid sper·ma·tid (spûr’mə-tĭd)
Any of the four haploid cells formed by meiosis in a male organism that develop into spermatozoa without further division.


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