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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Transformation of a spermatid into a spermatozoon.

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  • noun biology The final stage of spermatogenesis. It involves the maturation of the spermatids into spermatozoa.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin spermium, spermatozoon (probably from Late Latin sperma, semen; see sperm) + –genesis.]


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