Meaning of spermatocyte

sper•mat•o•cyte

Pronunciation: (spûr-mat'u-sīt", spûr'mu-tu-), [key]
— n. Cell Biol.
  1. a male germ cellthat gives rise by meiosis to a pair of haploid cellsthat give rise in turn to spermatids.
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