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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Antheridia, antherozoids and chloroplasts of shield mature cells of Chara hydropitys.
Archegonia become receptive for fertilisation and liberation of antherozoids begins.
Oospheres are fertilized by antherozoids, thence developing into embryos.