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Acrosome MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Acrosome
Tree Number(s)
A05.360.490.890.820.100
A11.284.430.214.190.875.190.550.040
A11.497.760.400.100
Unique ID
D000177
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000177
Scope Note
The cap-like structure covering the anterior portion of SPERM HEAD. Acrosome, derived from LYSOSOMES, is a membrane-bound organelle that contains the required hydrolytic and proteolytic enzymes necessary for sperm penetration of the egg in FERTILIZATION.
See Also
Acrosome Reaction
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under SPERMATOZOA 1975-90
History Note
91(75); was see under SPERMATOZOA 1975-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2003/07/09
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