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acrosome

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noun ac·ro·some \ˈa-krə-ˌsōm\

Definition of acrosome

  1. :  an anterior prolongation of a spermatozoon that releases egg-penetrating enzymes

acrosomal

play \ˌa-krə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of acrosome

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1899


Medical Dictionary

acrosome

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noun ac·ro·some \ˈak-rə-ˌsōm\

Medical Definition of acrosome

  1. :  an anterior prolongation of a spermatozoon that releases egg-penetrating enzymes

acrosomal

\ˌak-rə-ˈsō-məl\play adjective


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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of acrosome Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about acrosome


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