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

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

{Sperm morula}. (Biol.) Same as {Spermosphere}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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