Meaning of SPERMATIUM in English

(ˌ)spərˈmāshēəm noun

( plural sperma·tia -ēə)

Etymology: New Latin, from Greek spermation, diminutive of spermat-, sperma sperm — more at sperm

1. : a nonmotile male gamete of a red alga that conjugates with the egg in the carpogonium

2. : a nonmotile cell developed in various fungi and lichens by abstriction from a sterigma within a spermagonium and apparently functioning as a male gamete though sometimes considered a conidium (as a pycnospore)

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