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acrosome (s) (noun), acrosomes (pl)
A structure at the end of a sperm cell that releases enzymes aiding in the penetration of the cell membrane of an egg: The acrosome enables the sperm to enter the egg for fertilization.
The acrosome is the body at the apex of a spermatozoon.
The acrosome can also be described as the cytoplasmic cap-like structure on the front of a spermatozoan (sperm; a mature male germ cell).
This entry is located in the following units: acro-, acr- (page 8) soma-, som-, somat-, somato-, -soma, -some, -somus, -somia, -somic, -somal, -somite, -somatous, -somatia, -somatic (page 1)