Literally meaning: “process of producing sperm cells”
Origin: Anc Greek
σπέρμα(=seed) > σπείρω/spearo (=disperse)
+κυτο-/cyto- (=-cyte combining form meaning “cell” derived from anc Greek κυτίον/kytion/cytion=box, container)
+ γεννώ/geno (= “give birth to”, “producer of”)
Spermatocytogenesis is the first step in the process of sperm cell development in male testis with the beginning of puberty. During spermatocytogenesis spermatogonia give rise to primary spermatocytes and then into spermatids.