spermatium
noun (plural spermatia) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek spermation, diminutive of spermat-, sperma Date: 1856 a nonmotile male gamete of a red alga; also a nonmotile cell functioning as a male gamete in certain fungi and lichens • spermatial adjective

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  • Spermatium — Sper*ma ti*um, n.; pl. {Spermatia}. [NL.] (Bot.) One of the motionless spermatozoids in the conceptacles of certain fungi. J. H. Balfour. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spermatium — ⇒ Spermazelle …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • spermatium — [spər mā′shē əm] n. pl. spermatia [spər māshē ə] [ModL < Gr spermation, dim. of sperma, a seed: see SPERM1] Bot. 1. a nonmotile male sex cell in red algae 2. a very small, nonmotile male gamete, found in some lichens and fungi …   English World dictionary

  • Spermatium — Spermium und Eizelle Ein Spermium oder Spermatozoon (umgangssprachlich auch Samenfaden oder Samenzelle genannt) ist eine zu eigenständiger Bewegung fähige männliche Keimzelle, die der Befruchtung der weiblichen Eizelle dient. Spermien werden vom… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • spermatium — /sperr may shee euhm/, n., pl. spermatia / shee euh/. 1. Bot. the nonmotile male gamete of a red alga. 2. Mycol. a minute, colorless cell, of certain fungi and lichens, believed to be a male reproductive body, developed within spermogonia. [1855… …   Universalium

  • Spermatium — Sper|ma|ti|um, das; s, ...ien <meist Pl.> (Bot.): unbewegliche männliche Keimzelle der Rotalgen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Spermatium — Sper|ma|ti|um das; s, ...ien [...i̯ən] (meist Plur.) <zu ↑...ium> unbewegliche männliche Keimzelle der Rotalgen (Bot.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • spermatium — sper·ma·ti·um …   English syllables

  • spermatium — sper•ma•ti•um [[t]spɜrˈmeɪ ʃi əm[/t]] n. pl. ti•a [[t] ʃi ə[/t]] 1) bot the nonmotile male gamete of a red alga 2) fng a minute, colorless cell of certain fungi and lichens, developed within spermagonia • Etymology: 1855–60; < NL < Gk… …   From formal English to slang

  • spermatium — /spɜˈmeɪtiəm/ (say sper mayteeuhm) noun (plural spermatia /spɜˈmeɪtiə/ (say sper mayteeuh)) 1. the non motile male gamete of the red algae. 2. a minute, colourless cell (conjectured to be a male reproductive body) developed within spermogonia.… …   Australian English dictionary

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