Meaning of spermatium

sper•ma•ti•um

Pronunciation: (spûr-mā'shē-um), [key]
— pl. -ti•a
  1. the nonmotile male gamete of a red alga.
  2. a minute, colorless cell, of certain fungi and lichens, believed to be a male reproductive body, developed within spermogonia.
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