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Meaning of acrosome

ac•ro•some

Pronunciation: (ak'ru-sōm"), [key]
— n. Cell Biol.
  1. an organelle covering the head of animal sperm and containing enzymes that digest the egg cell coating, thus permitting the sperm to enter the egg.
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