spermatozoal, spermatozoan

Relating to spermatozoa.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • spermatozoan — spermatozoon ► NOUN (pl. spermatozoa) Biology ▪ the motile male sex cell of an animal by which the ovum is fertilized, typically having a compact head and one or more long flagella for swimming. DERIVATIVES spermatozoal adjective spermatozoan… …   English terms dictionary

  • spermatozoal — spermatozoon ► NOUN (pl. spermatozoa) Biology ▪ the motile male sex cell of an animal by which the ovum is fertilized, typically having a compact head and one or more long flagella for swimming. DERIVATIVES spermatozoal adjective spermatozoan… …   English terms dictionary

  • spermatozoan — See spermatozoal. * * * …   Universalium

  • spermatozoon — spermatozoal, spermatozoan, spermatozoic, adj. /sperr meuh teuh zoh euhn, on, sperr mat euh /, n., pl. spermatozoa / zoh euh/. Cell Biol. one of the minute, usually actively motile gametes in semen, which serve to fertilize the ovum; a mature… …   Universalium

  • gamic — Synonyms and related words: amorous, carnal, erogenic, erogenous, erotic, erotogenic, fleshly, gametic, heterosexual, libidinal, nuptial, oversexed, potent, procreative, seminal, sensual, sex, sexed, sexlike, sexual, sexy, spermatic, spermatozoal …   Moby Thesaurus

  • seminal — Synonyms and related words: aboriginal, abundant, basal, basic, benchmark, blooming, bountiful, bursting, bursting out, central, cervical, clitoral, conceptive, conceptual, copious, creative, crucial, elemental, elementary, embryonic, esemplastic …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sexual — Synonyms and related words: amative, amatory, amorous, animal, aphrodisiomaniacal, ardent, bawdy, bodily, caressive, carnal, clitoromaniacal, concupiscent, coquettish, coy, desirous, dirty, earthy, erogenic, erogenous, erotic, eroticomaniacal,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spermatic — Synonyms and related words: cervical, clitoral, excretory, fecundative, fertilizing, gametic, gamic, genital, germinal, lachrymal, lachrymose, lacrimatory, lactational, lacteal, lacteous, life giving, multiparous, ovarian, penial, penile, phallic …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spermatozoon — /ˌspɜmətəˈzoʊɒn/ (say .spermuhtuh zohon) noun (plural spermatozoa /ˌspɜmətəˈzoʊə/ (say .spermuhtuh zohuh)) one of the minute, usually actively motile, gametes in semen, which serve to fertilise the ovum; a mature male reproductive cell. {spermato …   Australian English dictionary

  • fertilization — fertilizational, adj. /ferr tl euh zay sheuhn/, n. 1. an act, process, or instance of fertilizing. 2. the state of being fertilized. 3. Biol. a. the union of male and female gametic nuclei. b. fecundation or impregnation of animals or plants. 4.… …   Universalium

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