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acrosomal vesicle


Definition: a vesicle derived from the Golgi apparatus during spermiogenesis the limiting membrane of which adheres to the nuclear envelope; together with the acrosomal granule within, it spreads in a thin layer over the pole of the nucleus to form the acrosome (acrosomal cap).

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