spermatozoid

noun
sper·​ma·​to·​zo·​id | \ (ˌ)spər-ˌma-tə-ˈzō-əd How to pronounce spermatozoid (audio) , ˌspər-mə-tə-\

Definition of spermatozoid

: a motile male gamete of a plant usually produced in an antheridium

First Known Use of spermatozoid

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spermatozoid

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin spermatozoon

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spermatozoid

noun
sper·​ma·​to·​zo·​id | \ -ˈzō-əd How to pronounce spermatozoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of spermatozoid

: a male gamete of a plant motile by anterior cilia

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