antherozoid


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antherozoid

or

spermatozoid

a mobile male GAMETE having flagella (see FLAGELLUM).
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Archegonia become receptive for fertilisation and liberation of antherozoids begins.
After a period of dormancy, each microspore germinates and grows into a prothallus that in turn produces ciliated, male gametes (antherozoids).
Antheridia, antherozoids and chloroplasts of shield mature cells of Chara hydropitys.