spermatozoa


spermatozoa
(sperm)
   A male reproductive cell. The male fertilizing element of an animal, usually in the form of a nucleated cell with a long flagellate process or tail by which it swims actively about.

Forensic science glossary. . 2012.

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  • spermatozoa — pl. of spermatozoon, 1830s, from comb. form of Gk. sperma (see SPERM (Cf. sperm)) + zoon (see VITAL (Cf. vital)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Spermatozoa — Spermatozoon Sper ma*to*zo [ o]n, n.; pl. {Spermatozoa}. [NL., fr. Gr. ???, sperm + zo^,on an animal.] (Biol.) Same as {Spermatozoid}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spermatozoa — the flagellated male gamete or sperm …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spermatozoa — Plural of spermatozoon. * * * sper·ma·to·zoa (spur″mə to zoґə) [Gr.] plural of spermatozoon …   Medical dictionary

  • spermatozoa — Synonyms and related words: androcyte, antheridium, antherozoid, male gamete, milt, pollen, protein, scum, seed, semen, seminal fluid, sperm, sperm cell, spermagonium, spermatic fluid, spermatid, spermatiophore, spermatium, spermatocyte,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spermatozoa — n. mature male reproductive cell, sperm cell,sper·ma·to zo·on || ‚spÉœrmÉ™tÉ™ zəʊən / sɜːm …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spermatozoa — Seminal fluid. State v Perry, 41 W Va 641, 646 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Сперматозоид (Spermatozoon, Sperm, Множ. Spermatozoa) — зрелая мужская половая клетка (см. Гамета). Удлиненная закругленная головка занята в основном ядром, которое спереди окутано акросомой. Имеющийся у сперматозоида жгутик позволяет ему передвигаться со скоростью около 3,5 мм/мин, что имеет важное… …   Медицинские термины

  • nematospermia — Spermatozoa with an elongated tail, as in humans, in contrast to spherospermia. [nemat + G. sperma, seed] * * * nem·a·to·sper·mia (nem″ə to spurґme ə) [nemato + sperm + ia] spermatozoa having elongated tails, as seen in mammals… …   Medical dictionary

  • Barrie G.M. Jamieson — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Jamieson. Barrie G.M. Jamieson Naissance 31 août 1934 (   …   Wikipédia en Français


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