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Meaning of SPERM

Pronunciation:  spurm

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

SPERM is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: sperm cell, spermatozoan, spermatozoon
 See Also: acrosome, cum, ejaculate, flagellum, gamete, male reproductive system, seed, semen, seminal fluid



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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}.
  2. \Sperm\, n.[Contr. fr. 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.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Male reproductive cells produced by the testes and transported in the semen; spermatozoa.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing sperm in your dream, symbolizes masculinity and/or fertility. It also indicates the potential for growth and development.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A reproductive cell produced by the male of an animal species which, when united with an egg (of the same species), results in conception and the development of an embryo.
 Definition: a male gamete.