spermatium


sper·ma·ti·um

noun \(ˌ)spər-ˈmā-sh(ē-)əm\
plural -tia \-sh(ē-)ə\

Definition of SPERMATIUM

:  a nonmotile male gamete of a red alga; also :  a nonmotile cell functioning as a male gamete in certain fungi and lichens
sper·ma·tial \-sh(ē-)əl\ adjective

Origin of SPERMATIUM

New Latin, from Greek spermation, diminutive of spermat-, sperma
First Known Use: 1856

Rhymes with SPERMATIUM

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