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spermatozoon (n.)

(plural spermatozoa), "male sexual cell," 1836, from spermato- + Greek zoion "animal" (from PIE root *gwei- "to live"). Related: Spermatozoal.

updated on April 20, 2017

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Definitions of spermatozoon from WordNet

spermatozoon (n.)
the male reproductive cell; the male gamete;
Synonyms: sperm / sperm cell / spermatozoan
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