Sertoli cellSer·to·li cell
Any of the elongated, striated cells of the seminiferous tubules of the testis, to which spermatids attach for nourishment during spermatogenesis.
Origin of Sertoli cellAfter Enrico Sertoli, (1842–1910), Italian histologist.
(plural Sertoli cells)
- A kind of sustentacular cell which serves as a "nurse" cell of the testes and which is part of a seminiferous tubule.
Named for Enrico Sertoli, who published the first description of these cells in 1865.