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spermatozoid

[spur-muh-tuh-zoh-id, spur-mat-uh-] /ˌspɜr mə təˈzoʊ ɪd, spɜrˌmæt ə-/
noun, Botany, Mycology
1.
a motile male gamete produced in an antheridium.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; spermatozo(on) + -id1
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spermatozoid

/ˌspɜːmətəʊˈzəʊɪd/
noun
1.
(botany) another name for antherozoid
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spermatozoid
  (spər-māt'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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