Term: spermatogonium (pl spermatogonia)
Literally meaning: “genital passage”
Origin: Anc Greek
σπέρμα(=seed) > σπείρω/spearo (=disperse)
+γόνος/gonos(=offspring)> γενεά/ genea(=generation) >γεννώ/geno(= “produce”, “give birth to”)
Spermatogonia are immature male germ cells that develop into spermatocytes. Spermatogonia are found in the basal compartment of seminiferous tubules of the male reproductive system in initial stage of spermatogenesis.