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the motile male gamete produced in an antheridium.
Historical Examples

The product of the union of an antherozoid and an oosphere is termed an oospore.
Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XXI., No. 531, March 6, 1886 Various

one of many small male gametes produced in an antheridium
See spermatozoid.


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