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What is the purpose of the acrosome of a sperm?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Dissolve ovum shell

Dissolves outer covering of ovum (egg) after sperm comes into contact with the ovum and permits sperm to penetrate "outer shell" of the ovum. After penetration nuclei of sperm and ovum can unite before they start to divide and form an embryo.

In brief: Dissolve ovum shell

Dissolves outer covering of ovum (egg) after sperm comes into contact with the ovum and permits sperm to penetrate "outer shell" of the ovum. After penetration nuclei of sperm and ovum can unite before they start to divide and form an embryo.
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In brief: Penetrate the egg

This allows the penetration of the head of the sperm into the female egg to consummate fertilization.

In brief: Penetrate the egg

This allows the penetration of the head of the sperm into the female egg to consummate fertilization.
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