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(ˌænθərəˈzəʊɪd; -ˈzɔɪd) or


(Botany) one of many small male gametes produced in an antheridium
[C19: see anther, zo(o)id]
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(ˌæn θər əˈzoʊ ɪd, ˈæn θər əˌzɔɪd)

the motile male gamete produced in an antheridium.
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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.
Sporophytes: Despite the addition of droplets of sterile water to the cultures to facilitate antherozoid movement, in both species fertilization occurred after 250 days.