sperm nucleus

noun

: either of two nuclei that derive from the generative nucleus of a pollen grain and function in the fertilization of a seed plant

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sperm nucleus was in 1887

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“Sperm nucleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sperm%20nucleus. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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