spermatozoon

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sper·mat·o·zo·on

 (spər-măt′ə-zō′ŏn′, -ən, spûr′mə-tə-)
n. pl. sper·mat·o·zo·a (-zō′ə)
The mature male gamete of an animal, usually consisting of a nucleate head, a short neck, and a thin motile tail.

sper·mat′o·zo′al (-zō′əl), sper·mat′o·zo′an (-zō′ən), sper·mat′o·zo′ic (-zō′ĭk) adj.

spermatozoon

(ˌspɜːmətəʊˈzəʊɒn)
n, pl -zoa (-ˈzəʊə)
(Physiology) any of the male reproductive cells released in the semen during ejaculation, consisting of a flattened egg-shaped head, a long neck, and a whiplike tail by which it moves to fertilize the female ovum. Also called: sperm or zoosperm
ˌspermatoˈzoal, ˌspermatoˈzoan, ˌspermatoˈzoic adj

sper•mat•o•zo•on

(spɜrˌmæt əˈzoʊ ən, -ɒn)

n., pl. -zo•a (-ˈzoʊ ə)
the mature male reproductive cell, actively motile in semen and serving to fertilize the ovum.
[1830–40; < New Latin; see spermato-, -zoon]
sper•mat`o•zo′al, sper•mat`o•zo′an, sper•mat`o•zo′ic, adj.

sper·mat·o·zo·on

(spər-măt′ə-zō′ŏn′)
Plural spermatozoa
The mature reproductive cell of male animals. It is produced by the testis and is capable of fertilizing a female reproductive cell. A single spermatozoon carries only half as many chromosomes as the other cells of the body.

spermatozoon

(pl. spermatozoa) The male gamete of animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spermatozoon - the male reproductive cellspermatozoon - the male reproductive cell; the male gamete; "a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material"
flagellum - a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)
come, cum, ejaculate, semen, seminal fluid, seed - the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
gamete - a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
acrosome - a process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
Translations
espermatozóide

spermatozoon

[ˌspɜːmətəʊˈzəʊɒn] N (spermatozoa (pl)) [ˌspɜːmətəʊˈzəʊə]espermatozoo m

spermatozoon

[ˌspɜːrmətəˈzəʊɒn] [spermatozoa] [ˌspɜːrmətəˈzəʊə] (pl) nspermatozoïde msperm bank nbanque f du sperme

spermatozoon

n pl <spermatozoa> → Spermatozoon nt, → Spermium nt

spermatozoon

[ˌspɜːmətəʊˈzəʊɒn] n (spermatozoa (pl)) [ˌspɜːmətəʊˈzəʊə]spermatozoo

spermatozoid

, spermatozoon
n., Gr. espermatozoo, célula sexual masculina que fertiliza el óvulo.

spermatozoon

(pl -zoa) n espermatozoide m
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