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