Sertoli cells


Sertoli cells
Sertoli cells /sûr-tōˈli selz/
plural noun
Specialized nutritive cells which initiate the formation of seminiferous tubules in the testes and which nourish the developing sperm
ORIGIN: E Sertoli (1842–1910), Italian histologist

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Sertoli cells — cells found in the walls of the seminiferous tubules of the testis. Compared with the germ cells they appear large and pale. They anchor and probably nourish the developing germ cells, especially the spermatid, which become partly embedded within …   Medical dictionary

  • Sertoli cells — cells found in the walls of the seminiferous tubules of the testis. Compared with the germ cells they appear large and pale. They anchor and probably nourish the developing germ cells, especially the spermatids, which become partly embedded… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Клетки Сертоли (Sertoli Cells) — клетки, входящие в состав эпителиосперматогенного слоя извитых семенных канальцев яичек. Они крупнее сперматогенных клеток и слабо окрашиваются. Клетки Сертоли поддерживающие; они выполняют трофическую функцию по отношению к развивающимся половым …   Медицинские термины

  • Sertoli cell-only syndrome — Classification and external resources OMIM 305700 400042 DiseasesDB 31907 …   Wikipedia

  • Sertoli cell — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 258 GrayPage = 1243 Caption = Germinal epithelium of the testicle. 1: basal lamina 2: spermatogonia 3: spermatocyte 1st order 4: spermatocyte 2nd order 5: spermatid 6: mature spermatid 7:… …   Wikipedia

  • Sertoli cell — Ser·to·li cell sert ə lē , ser tō lē also Ser·to·li s cell lēz n any of the elongated striated cells in the seminiferous tubules of the testis to which the spermatids become attached and from which they apparently derive nourishment Ser·to·li ser …   Medical dictionary

  • Sertoli-cell–only syndrome — congenital absence of the germinal epithelium of the testes, so that the seminiferous tubules contain only Sertoli cells and the testes are smaller than normal; there is azoospermia with elevated titers of follicle stimulating hormone and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Sertoli's cell — noun elongated cells found in the seminiferous tubules of the testis; apparently they nourish the spermatids • Syn: ↑Sertoli cell • Hypernyms: ↑cell * * * noun see sertoli cell …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sertoli cell — noun Etymology: Enrico Sertoli died 1910 Italian histologist Date: 1888 one of the elongated striated cells lining the seminiferous tubules that support and apparently nourish the spermatids …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sertoli cell — noun elongated cells found in the seminiferous tubules of the testis; apparently they nourish the spermatids • Syn: ↑Sertoli s cell • Hypernyms: ↑cell …   Useful english dictionary


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