Acrosome

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In spermatozoa of many animals, the Acrosome is an organelle that develops over the anterior half of the spermatozoon's head. It is a cap-like structure derived from the Golgi apparatus. Acrosome formation is completed during testicular maturation. In Eutherian mammals the acrosome contains digestive enzymes (including hyaluronidase and acrosin). [1]

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  1. acrosome definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta. Retrieved on 2007-08-15.
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