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Diagram of sperm cell tail

Diagram of sperm cell tail

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 BSc (embryologist), BSc, PhD (senior embryologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 11/02/2017
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