acrosome

noun ac·ro·some \ ˈa-krə-ˌsōm \

Definition of acrosome

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

acrosomal

play \ˌa-krə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of acrosome

borrowed from German Akrosoma, from akro- acro- + -soma 3-some


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acrosome

noun ac·ro·some \ ˈak-rə-ˌsōm \

medical Definition of acrosome

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

acrosomal

play \ˌak-rə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

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