TITLE

Sertoli cell

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1979
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "Sertoli cell" is presented. It refers to one of the cells of the seminiferous tubules of the testes which support spermatids till they become mature spermatozoa.
ACCESSION #
21245438

 

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