Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A nonmotile male gamete, as in red algae and certain fungi.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) One of the motionless spermatozoids in the conceptacles of certain fungi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[New Latin, from Greek spermation, diminutive of sperma, spermat-, semen; see sperm.]

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