spermatozoon


sper·ma·to·zo·on

noun \-ˈzō-ˌän, -ˈzō-ən\
plural sper·ma·to·zoa\-ˈzō-ə\

Definition of SPERMATOZOON

1
:  a motile male gamete of an animal usually with rounded or elongate head and a long posterior flagellum
2
sper·ma·to·zo·al \-ˈzō-əl\ adjective

Origin of SPERMATOZOON

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1839

sper·ma·to·zo·on

noun \-ˈzō-ˌän, -ˈzō-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sper·ma·to·zoa \-ˈzō-ə\

Medical Definition of SPERMATOZOON

: a motile male gamete of an animal usually with rounded or elongate head and a long posterior flagellum

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