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spermatozoon

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noun sper·ma·to·zo·on \-ˈzō-ˌän, -ˈzō-ən\

Definition of spermatozoon

plural spermatozoaplay \-ˈzō-ə\

  1. 1 :  a motile male gamete of an animal usually with rounded or elongate head and a long posterior flagellum

  2. 2 :  spermatozoid

spermatozoal play \-ˈzō-əl\ adjective


Origin of spermatozoon

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1839


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spermatozoon

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noun sper·ma·to·zo·on \-ˈzō-ˌän, -ˈzō-ən\

Medical Definition of spermatozoon

plural spermatozoa \-ˈzō-ə\play

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



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