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Antheral
Anthericum
Anthericum liliago
Anthericum torreyi
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antherozoid definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a motile male gamete of a plant such as an alga or fern or gymnosperm [syn: antherozoid, spermatozoid]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Spermatozoid Sper`ma*to*zo"id, n. [Spermatozo["o]n + Gr. ??? form.] (Biol.) The male germ cell in animals and plants, the essential element in fertilization; a microscopic animalcule-like particle, usually provided with one or more cilia by which it is capable of active motion. In animals, the familiar type is that of a small, more or less ovoid head, with a delicate threadlike cilium, or tail. Called also spermatozo["o]n. In plants the more usual term is antherozoid.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Antherozoid An`ther*o*zoid, Antherozooid An`ther*o*zoo"id, n. [Gr. ? flowery + ? animal + -oid. See Zooid.] (Bot.) One of the mobile male reproductive bodies in the antheridia of cryptogams.




 


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