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 (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.
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(ˌspɜːmətəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


(Physiology) the formation and maturation of spermatozoa in the testis. See also spermatocyte1
spermatogenetic adj
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(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
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n. espermatogénesis, proceso de formación y desarrollo de espermatozoides.
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Investors are sharpening their focus toward the final data readout from the company's sponsored Natesto[R] Spermatogenesis Study, which is expected to be released later this summer.
Aytu BioScience announced that the Natesto Spermatogenesis Study results have been accepted for presentation as a "Late-Breaking Abstract" by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of varicocelectomy on spermatogenesis in NOA azoospermic patients and the presence of clinical factors for re-spermatogenesis.
PCNA immunohistochemistry showed three differences between the testes of control and hypothyroid rats indicating its usefulness as a marker to differentiate between the two regarding germ cell kinetics and spermatogenesis (Tousson et al., 2011).
Mutations in AR gene disrupt function of Androgen receptor, such as missense amino acid substitutions, leading to diminished spermatogenesis and enhanced feminization of individual, resulting in complete androgen insensitivity syndrome.4
As endocrine disruptors, some organophosphate compounds reportedly cause hypospadias and impaired spermatogenesis (7, 8).
FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Spermatogenesis occurs in most men with testicular cancer, often away from tumors, according to a study published online April 17 in BJU International.
Also, SSC technology is a new tool for studying spermatogenesis (4).
demonstrate that a concentration of 200 ppm from Zn supplementation had an adverse effect on boar sperm DNA quality and it could be related to the capability of spermatozoa to cumulate Zn during spermatogenesis. They also showed between percentage of sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) and Zn concentration in spermatozoa a positive relation (13-16).
Meanwhile, DUSP4, PDK4 and FKBP1B were also found to participate in testis development and spermatogenesis. In this study, online software and luciferase reporter gene system were used to predict and verify the target relationship between miR-122 and DUSP4/PDK4, miR-449a and FKBP1B.
These effects on testicular function have also been demonstrated: unilateral orchiectomy restored spermatogenesis in nonrelapsing testicular cancer cases after 1 year, even in patients exhibiting oligospermia or azoospermia [3].
The tumor secretion of metabolically active substances, such as cytokines, can cause direct damage to the germinal epithelium, while hormonally active tumors can have an indirect effect on spermatogenesis by disrupting the interaction between the hypothalamus and pituitary gland [30].