Sertoli cell

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Ser·to·li cell

 (sər-tō′lē, sĕr-)
n.
Any of the elongated, striated cells of the seminiferous tubules of the testis, to which spermatids attach for nourishment during spermatogenesis.

[After Enrico Sertoli (1842-1910), Italian histologist.]
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Noun1.Sertoli cell - elongated cells found in the seminiferous tubules of the testis; apparently they nourish the spermatids
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
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The staining of the nuclei of the cells of Sertoli and the line of the spermatogenesis of the tubular compartment is outstanding.
Cells of Sertoli are observed positive presence of androgen receptor, whereas the germinal line is negative.
Primordial germ cells and undifferentiated cells, which transform ultimately into sustencular cells of Sertoli, were seen in the seminiferous tubules (Figure 2).