spermatozoon

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noun sper·ma·to·zo·on \(ˌ)spər-ˌma-tə-ˈzō-ˌän, -ˈzō-ən, ˌspər-mə-tə-\

Definition of spermatozoon

plural

spermatozoa

play \(ˌ)spər-ˌma-tə-ˈzō-ə, ˌspər-mə-tə-\
  1. 1 :  a motile male gamete of an animal usually with rounded or elongate head and a long posterior flagellum

  2. 2 :  spermatozoid

spermatozoal

play \(ˌ)spər-ˌma-tə-ˈzō-əl, ˌspər-mə-tə-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of spermatozoon

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1839


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spermatozoon

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noun sper·ma·to·zo·on \-ˈzō-ˌän, -ˈzō-ən\

Medical Definition of spermatozoon

plural

spermatozoa

\-ˈzō-ə\play
  1. :  a motile male gamete of an animal usually with rounded or elongate head and a long posterior flagellum

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