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

  • n. Any of the elongated, striated cells of the seminiferous tubules of the testis, to which spermatids attach for nourishment during spermatogenesis.

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  • n. A kind of sustentacular cell which serves as a "nurse" cell of the testes and which is part of a seminiferous tubule.

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  • n. elongated cells found in the seminiferous tubules of the testis; apparently they nourish the spermatids

Etymologies

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

After Enrico Sertoli (1842-1910), Italian histologist.

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Named for Enrico Sertoli, who published the first description of these cells in 1865.

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