spermatium

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noun sper·ma·ti·um \(ˌ)spər-ˈmā-sh(ē-)əm\

Definition of spermatium

plural

-tia

\-sh(ē-)ə\
  1. :  a nonmotile male gamete of a red alga; also :  a nonmotile cell functioning as a male gamete in certain fungi and lichens

spermatial

play \-sh(ē-)əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of spermatium

New Latin, from Greek spermation, diminutive of spermat-, sperma


First Known Use: 1856

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