What is a spermatozoan?

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Dec 28, 2017

A spermatozoan is a haploid male gamete whose primary function is to fuse with ovum to restore diploidy and to transmit parental characters to the offspring.


It is a motile sperm cell or moving form of the haploid cell that is the male gamete. This reproductive cell of males survives only in warm environments.

The spermatozoon is characterised by a minimum of cytoplasm and the most densely packed DNA known in eukaryotes.