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
A nonmotile cell in red algae and certain ascomycete fungi that functions as a male gamete.
1. a combining form meaning “seed”; used with this meaning and as a combining form of sperm1. in the formation of compound words: spermatogonium. combining form 1. indicating sperm: spermatogenesis 2. indicating seed: spermatophyte spermato- or spermat- pref. Sperm: spermatic. Spermatozoon: spermatogenesis.
spermatoblast sper·mat·o·blast (spər-māt’ə-blāst’, spûr’mə-tə-) n. See spermatogonium.
noun 1. a section of a road where hidden police, radar, etc., carefully check the speed of motorists and strictly enforce traffic regulations: sometimes characterized by hard-to-see signals, hidden traffic signs, etc. noun 1. a section of road on which the police check the speed of vehicles, often using radar
noun 1. a person who travels at high speed. noun 1. a fast car, esp a sports model