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zoosperm

[ zoh-uh-spurm ]
/ ˈzoʊ əˌspɜrm /
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noun
Botany, Mycology Archaic. zoospore.
Zoology. spermatozoon.
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Origin of zoosperm

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

OTHER WORDS FROM zoosperm

zo·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 forms of zoosperm

zoospermatic (ˌzəʊəspɜːˈmætɪk), adjective
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