antherozoid

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

Origin of antherozoid

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

antherozoid

noun
  1. 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

antherozoid

[ăn′thər-ə-zōĭd]
  1. See spermatozoid.
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