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antherozoid


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spermatozoid  \Sper`ma*to*zo"id\,  n.  [Spermatozo["o]n  +  Gr  ??? 
  form.]  (Biol.) 
  The  male  germ  cell  in  animals  and  plants,  the  essential 
  element  in  fertilization;  a  microscopic  animalcule-like 
  particle,  usually  provided  with  one  or  more  cilia  by  which  it 
  is  capable  of  active  motion.  In  animals,  the  familiar  type  is 
  that  of  a  small  more  or  less  ovoid  head,  with  a  delicate 
  threadlike  cilium,  or  tail.  Called  also  {spermatozo["o]n}.  In 
  plants  the  more  usual  term  is  {antherozoid}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antherozoid  \An`ther*o*zoid\,  Antherozooid  \An`ther*o*zoo"id\, 
  n.  [Gr.  ?  flowery  +  ?  animal  +  -oid.  See  {Zooid}.]  (Bot.) 
  One  of  the  mobile  male  reproductive  bodies  in  the  antheridia 
  of  cryptogams. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antherozoid 
  n  :  a  motile  male  gamete  of  a  plant  such  as  an  alga  or  fern  or 
  gymnosperm  [syn:  {spermatozoid}] 




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