Sertoli cell
Tall columnar cells found in the mammalian testis closely associated with developing spermatocytes and spermatids. Probably provide appropriate microenvironment for sperm differentiation and phagocytose degenerate sperm.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • 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 — 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

  • 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 A kind of sustentacular cell which serves as a nurse cell of the testes and which is part of a seminiferous tubule …   Wiktionary

  • Sertoli cell — a companion or follicle cell enveloping the cysts of spermatogenic cells in the testis …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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

  • Sertoli-cell-only syndrome — Sertoli cell only syndrome. См. синдром дель Кастильо. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Sertoli cell tumor — androblastoma (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Sertoli Leydig cell tumour ICD10 = ICD9 = ICD9|183.0, ICD9|256.1 ICDO = 8631/0 DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Arrhenoblastoma ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = 8630 Sertoli Leydig cell tumour, also known as arrhenoblastoma or… …   Wikipedia

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