from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, the minute body produced in the antheridium of cryptogams by which the female organs are fertilized.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) One of the mobile male reproductive bodies in the antheridia of cryptogams.
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- noun botany One of the
mobile male reproductivebodies in the antheridiaof cryptogams.
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- noun a motile male gamete of a plant such as an alga or fern or gymnosperm
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The product of the union of an antherozoid and an oosphere is termed an
Those which are of two kinds are, first, a generally aggressive and motile fertilizing or so-called "male cell," called in its typical form an _antherozoid_; and, second, a passive and motionless receptive or so-called "female cell," called an _oosphere_.
What! The sporule of a scrap of moss requires an antherozoid before it is fit to germinate; and the ovule of a Scolia, that proud huntress, can dispense with the equivalent in order to hatch and produce a male?
- Botany, male, pollen-bearing organ of flower. antheral, adj. antherozoid, n. male sexual element in lower plants; spermatozoid.