diploid (two sets of chromosomes) germ cell which will undergo two meiotic divisions to give haploid spermatids.
(1) (Zoological) A cell which undergoes meiosis and thereby produces spermatids. See primary spermatocyte and secondary spermatocyte. (2) (Botanical) A cell that becomes converted to a spermatozoid (a small motile male gamete with flagella) without intervention of cell division.
(spur mat´ oh site) [Gr. sperma: seed + kytos: cell] • The cell that gives rise to the sperm in animals.