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11.67: Human Sperm

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epididymis

Male reproductive organs where sperm mature and are stored until they leave the body.

meiosis

Process in cell division during which chromosome number is halved in order to produce gametes.

mitochondria

Organelle of the cell in which energy is generated.

mitosis

Division of the nucleus.

nucleus

Eukaryotic cell structure that contains the genetic material, DNA.

semen

Fluid containing the sperm.

sperm

Male gamete, or reproductive cell.

spermatid

Non-motile cell in the sperm maturation process that has half the number of chromosomes of the original cell.

vas deferens

Tube that carries sperm from the epididymis to the urethra.

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Difficulty Level:
At Grade

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7 , 8
Date Created:
Nov 29, 2012
Last Modified:
Aug 30, 2016
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