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Ovum vs. Spermatozoon

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Ovumnoun

(cytology) The female gamete in animals; the egg cell.

Spermatozoonnoun

(cytology) A reproductive cell or gamete of a male, carried in semen, that fertilizes an ovum to produce a zygote.

Ovumnoun

A more or less spherical and transparent cell, which by a process of multiplication and growth develops into a mass of cells, constituting a new individual like the parent; an egg, spore, germ, or germ cell. See Illust. of Mycropyle.

Spermatozoonnoun

Same as Spermatozoid.

Ovumnoun

One of the series of egg-shaped ornaments into which the ovolo is often carved.

Spermatozoonnoun

the male reproductive cell; the male gamete;

‘a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material’;

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Ovumnoun

the female reproductive cell; the female gamete

Spermatozoon

A spermatozoon (pronounced , alternate spelling spermatozoön; plural spermatozoa; from Ancient Greek: σπέρμα () and Ancient Greek: ζῷον ()) is a motile sperm cell, or moving form of the haploid cell that is the male gamete. A spermatozoon joins an ovum to form a zygote.

‘seed’; ‘living being’;

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