Spermospore
Spermospore Sper"mo*spore, n. [Spermo- + spore.] (Physiol.) The male germinal or seminal cell, from the breaking up of which the spermoblasts are formed and ultimately the spermatozoids; a spermatospore. --Balfour. [1913 Webster]

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  • Spermatophore — Sper ma*to*phore, n. [Spermato + Gr. fe rein to bear.] 1. (Physiol.) Same as {Spermospore}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A capsule or pocket inclosing a number of spermatozoa. They are present in many annelids, brachiopods, mollusks, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spermatospore — Sper ma*to*spore, n. Same as {Spermospore}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spermoblast — Sper mo*blast, n. [Spermo + blast.] (Physiol.) One of the cells formed by the division of the spermospore, each of which is destined to become a spermatozoid; a spermatocyte; a spermatoblast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spermosphere — Sper mo*sphere, n. [Spermo + sphere.] (Physiol.) A mass or ball of cells formed by the repeated division of a male germinal cell (spermospore), each constituent cell (spermoblast) of which is converted into a spermatozoid; a spermatogemma. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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