[an-ther-uh-zoh-id, an-ther-uh-zoid]

noun Botany, Mycology.

the motile male gamete produced in an antheridium.

Origin of antherozoid

First recorded in 1850–55; anther + -o- + z(o)oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for antherozoid



one of many small male gametes produced in an antheridium

Word Origin for antherozoid

C19: see anther, zo (o) id
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antherozoid in Science



See spermatozoid.
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