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[spur-muh-tuh-zoh-id, spur-mat-uh-] /ˌspɜr mə təˈzoʊ ɪd, spɜrˌmæt ə-/
noun, Botany, Mycology.
a motile male gamete produced in an antheridium.
(botany) another name for antherozoid
A male reproductive cell produced in an antheridium, as in algae, fungi, and nonflowering plants. Each spermatozoid has cilia that propel it toward the archegonium. Also called antherozoid.


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