acrosome

noun
ac·ro·some | \ˈa-krə-ˌsōm \

Definition of acrosome 

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

Other Words from acrosome

acrosomal \ˌa-krə-ˈsō-məl \ adjective

First Known Use of acrosome

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acrosome

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

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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

Other Words from acrosome

acrosomal \ˌak-rə-ˈsō-məl \ adjective

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