sperm cell


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sperm cell

n.
See sperm1.

sperm′ cell`


n.
2. any male gamete.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sperm cell - the male reproductive cellsperm cell - 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
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