Spermatium



noun, plural spermatia
[spur-mey-shee-uh] /spɜrˈmeɪ ʃi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
Botany. the nonmotile male gamete of a red alga.
2.
Mycology. a minute, colorless cell, of certain fungi and lichens, believed to be a male reproductive body, developed within spermogonia.
noun (pl) -tia (-tɪə)
1.
a nonmotile male reproductive cell in red algae and some fungi
spermatium
(spər-mā’shē-əm)
Plural spermatia
A nonmotile cell in red algae and certain ascomycete fungi that functions as a male gamete.

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