spermatozoon

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From Ancient Greek σπέρμα (spérma, sperm) + ζῷον (zōîon, living thing).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌspɜːmətə(ʊ)ˈzəʊɒn/

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spermatozoon (plural spermatozoa)

  1. (cytology) The reproductive cell or gamete of the male, carried in semen, that fertilizes the ovum to produce the zygote.

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spermatozoon

  1. accusative singular of spermatozoo