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SPERMATOZOON (spermatozoa)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does spermatozoon mean? 

SPERMATOZOON (noun)
  The noun SPERMATOZOON has 1 sense:

1. the male reproductive cell; the male gamete

  Familiarity information: SPERMATOZOON used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPERMATOZOON (noun)


Sense 1spermatozoon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The male reproductive cell; the male gamete

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

sperm; sperm cell; spermatozoan; spermatozoon

Context example:

a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material

Hypernyms ("spermatozoon" is a kind of...):

gamete (a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes)

Meronyms (parts of "spermatozoon"):

flagellum (a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa))

acrosome (a process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg)

Holonyms ("spermatozoon" is a part of...):

come; cum; ejaculate; seed; semen; seminal fluid (the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract)

male reproductive system (the reproductive system of males)


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