[ spur-muh-tuh-zoh-id, spur-mat-uh- ]
/ ˌspɜr mə təˈzoʊ ɪd, spɜrˌmæt ə- /
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noun Botany, Mycology.
a motile male gamete produced in an antheridium.
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British Dictionary definitions for spermatozoid
/ (ˌspɜːmətəʊˈzəʊɪd) /
botany another name for antherozoid
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Scientific definitions for spermatozoid
[ spər-măt′ə-zō′ĭd ]
A male reproductive cell produced in an antheridium, as in algae, fungi, and nonflowering plants. Each spermatozoid has cilia that propel it toward the archegonium. Also called antherozoid
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