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sperm cell

n.
See sperm1.
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sperm′ cell`


n.
2. any male gamete.
[1850–55]
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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, 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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sperm cell

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The test conditions were taken into account when the sperm cell sample was obtained and evaluated in a post mortem time period less than 10 min.
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Sperm cell analysis is an imperfect tool but remains the cornerstone of the investigation of male infertility [1].
"Our work challenges that dogma, held since early embryologists first observed mammalian eggs around 1827 and observed fertilisation 50 years later, that only an egg cell fertilised with a sperm cell can result in a live mammalian birth.
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Cryopreservation technique is being used to preserve the genetic material over extended periods of time, as it slowdowns the sperm cell metabolism and maintains its viability for future use.
A second major discovery was made as researchers followed six men before and one year after gastric-bypass surgery (an effective intervention to lose weight) to find out how the surgery affected the epigenetic information contained in their sperm cells. The researchers observed an average of 4,000 structural changes to sperm cell DNA from the time before the surgery, directly after, and one year later.
Their winning image showcases a developing mouse sperm cell that has been stained for two proteins - KASH5 and SCP3.
with sperm cell itself or with seminal fluid.As there are no sperm cells in seminal fluid of patients with azospermia and as sperm cells are obtained surgically with testicular extraction they are naturally an ideal model to test the protective partner-specific immune tolerance.
Although various properties of spermatozoa including swimming speed and swimming force before and after optical trapping have, to a certain extent, been studied in different mammalian species, no reports exist on the study of rotational dynamics of a single live sperm cell within a trap.
We also observed that when LH and Lutalyse were added to the medium, MMP-2, MMP-9, TIMP-2, and TIMP-3 expressions were low, sperm cell morphology was abnormal, and sperm viability was low.
Along with beat frequency, these kinematic characteristics reflect the biological status of sperm, a critical indicator of the fertilization ability of a particular sperm cell. Capacitation of sperm, which is required to render sperm competent to fertilize an oocyte, causes a change in sperm kinematic motion (16), and a positive correlation exists between fertility efficiency and other properties, such as straight-line velocity (VSL), beat cross frequency, and motility (17).