- a nonmotile male sex cell in red algae
- a very small, nonmotile male gamete, found in some lichens and fungi
Origin of spermatiumModern Latin from Classical Greek spermation, diminutive of sperma, a seed: see sperm
Origin of spermatiumNew Latin from Greek spermation diminutive of sperma spermat- semen ; see sperm 1.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.