antherozoid


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an·ther·o·zoid

 (ăn′thər-ə-zō′ĭd)

antherozoid

(ˌænθərəˈzəʊɪd; -ˈzɔɪd) or

antherozooid

n
(Botany) one of many small male gametes produced in an antheridium
[C19: see anther, zo(o)id]

an•ther•o•zo•id

(ˌæn θər əˈzoʊ ɪd, ˈæn θər əˌzɔɪd)

n.
the motile male gamete produced in an antheridium.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antherozoid - a motile male gamete of a plant such as an alga or fern or gymnosperm
gamete - a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
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observed; it contained starch grains and an antherozoid.
The combination of characters of hair type and position, margin, antheridial structure, shapes of the antheridial dehiscence, antherozoid liberation, and number of archegonial neck cells were used by Atkinson (1973), Pryer et al, (1995), and Perez-Garcia and Mendoza-Ruiz (2004) to delimit subgenera, species, or groups of species within the Thelypteridaceae.
Antherozoids were liberated by detachment of the operculum (Fig.