The tail of human sperm cells is a type of cilium, that is, a flagellum.
Sperm have a tail for motility. The tail propels the spermatozoon through the female reproductive system (cervix, uterus, and Fallopian tube).
By Marita Espejo Catena M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 11/02/2017