one of the minute, usually actively motile gametes in semen, which serve to fertilize the ovum; a mature male reproductive cell.
- sper·mat·o·zo·al, sper·mat·o·zo·an, sper·mat·o·zo·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spermatozoon
any of the male reproductive cells released in the semen during ejaculation, consisting of a flattened egg-shaped head, a long neck, and a whiplike tail by which it moves to fertilize the female ovum: Also called: sperm, zoosperm
- spermatozoal, spermatozoan or spermatozoic, adjective
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Scientific definitions for spermatozoon
A sperm cell produced in the testis of an animal.
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