spermatozoid

spermatozoid

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

Origin:
1855–60; spermatozo(on) + -id1

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spermatozoid (ˌspɜːmətəʊˈzəʊɪd)
 
n
botany another name for antherozoid

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spermatozoid   (spər-māt'ə-zō'ĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
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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