spermatium

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

Definition of spermatium 

: a nonmotile male gamete of a red alga also : a nonmotile cell functioning as a male gamete in certain fungi and lichens

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spermatial \(ˌ)spər-ˈmā-sh(ē-)əl \ adjective

First Known Use of spermatium

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spermatium

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

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