acrosome


ac·ro·some

noun \ˈa-krə-ˌsōm\

Definition of ACROSOME

:  an anterior prolongation of a spermatozoon that releases egg-penetrating enzymes
ac·ro·so·mal \ˌa-krə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

Origin of ACROSOME

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1899

ac·ro·some

noun \ˈak-rə-ˌsōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACROSOME

: an anterior prolongation of a spermatozoon that releases egg-penetrating enzymes
ac·ro·so·mal \ˌak-rə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

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