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Related to spermatogenesis: Sertoli cells, oogenesis, gametogenesis


 (spər-măt′ə-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs, spûr′mə-tə-)
Formation and development of spermatozoa by meiosis and spermiogenesis.

sper·mat′o·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk), sper·mat′o·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.


(ˌspɜːmətəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


(Physiology) the formation and maturation of spermatozoa in the testis. See also spermatocyte1
spermatogenetic adj


(spɜrˌmæt əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

the origin and development of spermatozoa.
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Noun1.spermatogenesis - development of spermatozoa
gametogenesis - the development and maturation of sex cells through meiosis


n. espermatogénesis, proceso de formación y desarrollo de espermatozoides.
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Table 1 Component 5-alpha Reifensteine Reductage syndrome deficiency Karyotype 46XY 46XY Spermatogenesis Decreased Absent Mulerrian Absent Absent Wolffian Male Male External Female Male genitalia hypospadius Breast Male Gynaecomastia Component Pseudo- Our case hermaphroditism Karyotype 46XX / 46XY 46XX/46XY Spermatogenesis Present Absent Mulerrian Present Absent Wolffian Male Male Male External Both sexual perineal type genitalia characters hypospadius Breast Female Male
Control group consisted of fertile men with normal spermatogenesis (n=30) having children.
Dioxin-induced changes in epididymal sperm count and spermatogenesis
Compared with both the 36 breastfed comparison men and the 18 formula-fed exposed men, the 21 breastfed exposed men also had increased follicle-stimulating hormone and decreased inhibin B, a hormone pattern previously shown to be a marker for impaired spermatogenesis.
Spermatogenesis couples genetic recombination and meiosis with germ cell proliferation and differentiation, culminating in the release of spermatozoa from the testis.
Most of the candidate genes involved in spermatogenesis have been mapped to the proximal long arm of the Y chromosome (Yq11) and are arranged in azoospermia factor (AZF) region including AZFa, AZFb, and AZFc sub regions (5).
In spermatogenesis, spermatocytes divide and differentiate into mature spermatozoa.
Comparative spermatogenesis, spermatocytegenesis, and spermatozeugmata formation in males of viviparous species of Clinid fishes (Teleosti- Clinidae Blennioidei).
This has an estrogenic effect which impairs spermatogenesis or the origination of sperm cell.
However, the association of Leydig cells with spermatogenic cells at different stages of spermatogenesis needs further investigation.
This chemical has an oestrogenic effect, which directly impairs spermatogenesis or the origination of sperm cell.