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


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