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Ser·to·li cell(sər-tō′lē, sĕr-)
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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|Noun||1.||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