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Meaning of SPERMATOZOID

Pronunciation:  `spurmutu'zowid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a motile male gamete of a plant such as an alga or fern or gymnosperm
 

SPERMATOZOID is a 12 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: antherozoid
 
 See Also: gamete

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sper`ma*to*zo"id\, n. [Spermatozo["o]n + Gr. ???
form.] (Biol.)
The male germ cell in animals and plants, the essential
element in fertilization; a microscopic animalcule-like
particle, usually provided with one or more cilia by which it
is capable of active motion. In animals, the familiar type is
that of a small, more or less ovoid head, with a delicate
threadlike cilium, or tail. Called also {spermatozo["o]n}. In
plants the more usual term is {antherozoid}.

 

 

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