adjective see acrosome

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  • acrosomal — See acrosome. * * * …   Universalium

  • acrosomal — adjective Of or pertaining to acrosomes …   Wiktionary

  • acrosomal process — A long process actively protruded from the acrosomal region of the spermatozoon following contact with the egg and that assists penetration of the gelatinous capsule …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • acrosomal granule — a large globule formed by the coalescence of proacrosomal granules, contained within a membrane bounded acrosomal vesicle, which enlarges further to become the core of the acrosome of a spermatozoon …   Medical dictionary

  • acrosomal vesicle — a membrane bounded vacuolelike structure containing the enlarging acrosomal granule, which undergoes collapse and spreads over the upper two thirds of the head of a spermatozoon to form the head cap …   Medical dictionary

  • acrosomal cap — acrosome …   Medical dictionary

  • ACRV1 — Acrosomal vesicle protein 1, also known as ACRV1, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: ACRV1 acrosomal vesicle protein 1| url = Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=56| accessdate = ] PBB… …   Wikipedia

  • acrosome — acrosomal, adj. /ak reuh sohm /, n. Cell Biol. an organelle covering the head of animal sperm and containing enzymes that digest the egg cell coating, thus permitting the sperm to enter the egg. [1895 1900; < G Akrosoma; see ACRO , SOME3] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Fertilisation — This article is about fertilisation in animals and plants. For fertilisation in humans specifically, see Human fertilization. For Soil improvement, see Fertiliser. Conceive redirects here. For the health magazine, see Conceive magazine. For… …   Wikipedia

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