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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Antherozoids were liberated by detachment of the operculum (Fig.
Oospheres are fertilized by antherozoids, thence developing into embryos.
Cultures were moistened with tap water to prevent desiccation and, in the last stages, to help antheridial opening and movement of antherozoids.