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sper·mat·o·zo·on(spər-măt′ə-zō′ŏn′, -ən, spûr′mə-tə-)
n. pl. sper·mat·o·zo·a (-zō′ə)
The mature male gamete of an animal, usually consisting of a nucleate head, a short neck, and a thin motile tail.
sper·mat′o·zo′al (-zō′əl), sper·mat′o·zo′an (-zō′ən), sper·mat′o·zo′ic (-zō′ĭk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||spermatozoan - 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