Definitions for: Sperm


[n] the male reproductive cell; the male gamete; "a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sperm, n.[F. sperme, L. sperma, Gr. ???, ???, from ????
to sow. Cf. Spore.] (Physiol.)
The male fecundating fluid; semen. See Semen.

Sperm cell (Physiol.), one of the cells from which the
spermatozoids are developed.

Sperm morula. (Biol.) Same as Spermosphere.


Sperm, n.[Contr. fr. spermaceti.]
Spermaceti.

Sperm oil, a fatty oil found as a liquid, with spermaceti,
in the head cavities of the sperm whale.

Sperm whale. (Zo["o]l.) See in the Vocabulary.

Synonyms: sperm cell, spermatozoan, spermatozoon

See Also: acrosome, cum, ejaculate, flagellum, gamete, male reproductive system, seed, semen, seminal fluid

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