acrosome definition

  • noun:
    • A caplike construction at the anterior end of a spermatozoon that creates enzymes aiding in egg penetration.
    • A structure developing the end of the pinnacle of a spermatozoon.
    • In cytology, the body which forms the extreme anterior portion of the spermatozo√∂n. Von Lenhossek, 1897.
    • a process on anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration associated with the egg

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