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spermatozoid

[spur-muh-tuh-zoh-id, spur-mat-uh-]
noun Botany, Mycology.
  1. a motile male gamete produced in an antheridium.
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Origin of spermatozoid

First recorded in 1855–60; spermatozo(on) + -id1
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British Dictionary definitions for spermatozoid

spermatozoid

noun
  1. botany another name for antherozoid
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spermatozoid

[spər-măt′ə-zōĭd]
  1. 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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