zoosperm

[ zoh-uh-spurm ]
/ ˈzoʊ əˌspɜrm /

noun

Botany, Mycology Archaic. zoospore.
Zoology. spermatozoon.

Nearby words

  1. zooplankter,
  2. zooplankton,
  3. zooplasty,
  4. zoopraxiscope,
  5. zoosemiotics,
  6. zoosporangium,
  7. zoospore,
  8. zoosterol,
  9. zoot suit,
  10. zoot suiter

Origin of zoosperm

First recorded in 1830–40; zoo- + -sperm

Related formszo·o·sper·mat·ic [zoh-uh-sper-mat-ik] /ˌzoʊ ə spərˈmæt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for zoosperm

zoosperm

/ (ˈzəʊəˌspɜːm) /

noun

another word for spermatozoon
Derived Formszoospermatic (ˌzəʊəspɜːˈmætɪk), adjective

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