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MP term:abnormal sperm head morphology
Synonym: sperm head defects
MP id: MP:0009230
Definition: any structural anomaly of the head segment of the sperm cell which contains the nucleus with densely coiled chromatin fibers, and is surrounded anteriorly by the acrosome which contains enzymes used for penetrating the female egg
Number of paths to term: 3

is-adenotes an 'is-a' relationship
part-ofdenotes a 'part-of' relationship


mammalian phenotype
        is-areproductive system phenotype
                is-aabnormal reproductive system morphology
                        is-aabnormal gametogenesis
                                is-aabnormal germ cell morphology
                                        is-aabnormal gametes
                                                is-ateratozoospermia
                                                        is-aabnormal sperm flagellum morphology +
                                                        is-aabnormal sperm head morphology [MP:0009230] (147 genotypes, 227 annotations)
                                                                is-aabnormal acrosome morphology +
                                                                is-aabnormal sperm nucleus morphology
                                                                is-aabsent sperm head
                                                                is-aenlarged sperm head
                                                                is-apinhead sperm
                                                                is-asmall sperm head


mammalian phenotype
        is-areproductive system phenotype
                is-aabnormal reproductive system morphology
                        is-aabnormal gametogenesis
                                is-aabnormal germ cell morphology
                                        is-aabnormal male germ cell morphology
                                                is-ateratozoospermia
                                                        is-aabnormal sperm flagellum morphology +
                                                        is-aabnormal sperm head morphology [MP:0009230] (147 genotypes, 227 annotations)
                                                                is-aabnormal acrosome morphology +
                                                                is-aabnormal sperm nucleus morphology
                                                                is-aabsent sperm head
                                                                is-aenlarged sperm head
                                                                is-apinhead sperm
                                                                is-asmall sperm head


mammalian phenotype
        is-areproductive system phenotype
                is-aabnormal reproductive system morphology
                        is-aabnormal gametogenesis
                                is-aabnormal spermatogenesis
                                        is-ateratozoospermia
                                                is-aabnormal sperm flagellum morphology +
                                                is-aabnormal sperm head morphology [MP:0009230] (147 genotypes, 227 annotations)
                                                        is-aabnormal acrosome morphology +
                                                        is-aabnormal sperm nucleus morphology
                                                        is-aabsent sperm head
                                                        is-aenlarged sperm head
                                                        is-apinhead sperm
                                                        is-asmall sperm head

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