antherozoid

[ an-ther-uh-zoh-id, an-ther-uh-zoid ]
/ ˌæn θər əˈzoʊ ɪd, ˈæn θər əˌzɔɪd /

noun Botany, Mycology.

the motile male gamete produced in an antheridium.

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Origin of antherozoid

First recorded in 1850–55; anther + -o- + z(o)oid
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British Dictionary definitions for antherozoid

antherozoid
/ (ˌænθərəˈzəʊɪd, -ˈzɔɪd) /

noun

one of many small male gametes produced in an antheridium

Word Origin for antherozoid

C19: see anther, zo (o) id
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Scientific definitions for antherozoid

antherozoid
[ ăn′thər-ə-zōĭd ]

See spermatozoid.
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