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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A nonmotile cell in red algae and certain lichens and fungi that functions as a male gamete.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the motionless spermatozoids in the conceptacles of certain fungi.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the motionless spermatozoids in the conceptacles of certain fungi.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, an exceedingly minute cylindrical or rod-shaped body in fungi, produced like spores in cup-like organs called spermogonia.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Greek spermation, diminutive of sperma, spermat-, semen; see sperm1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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