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spermatozoon

Translation of spermatozoon in Spanish:

noun plural -zoa Pronunciation: / -ˈzəʊə /

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    • Mutated DNA can only be passed to the next generation if it is present in a germ cell such as spermatozoa and ova, each of which contribute half of the DNA of the new organism.
    • The testes in your body are continuously producing hundreds of millions of reproductive cells called spermatozoa.
    • We rather think of the latter as a new form of life to whose nature both the ovum and the spermatozoon have made significant contributions.

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