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spermatozoidn. [Spermatozoön + Gr. e'i^dos form.].
     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 spermatozoön. In plants the more usual term is antherozoid.  [1913 Webster]


spermatozoid, n. the mature motile male sex cell of some plants.

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