Sperm cell
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]


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  • sperm cell — n sperm (2) * * * spermatozoon …   Medical dictionary

  • sperm cell — sperm′ cell n. 1) cbl spermatozoon 2) cbl any male gamete • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • sperm cell — noun the male reproductive cell; the male gamete a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material • Syn: ↑sperm, ↑spermatozoon, ↑spermatozoan • Derivationally related forms: ↑spermatic (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sperm cell — noun Date: 1851 sperm 1b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sperm cell — noun spermatozoon Syn: spermatozoon, sperm …   Wiktionary

  • sperm cell — A small, usually motile gamete …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sperm cell — Biol. 1. spermatozoon. 2. any male gamete. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sperm (disambiguation) — Sperm commonly refers to:*Sperm (cell), the male gamete involved in heterogamous sexual reproduction *Spermatozoon (zoosperm), a sperm cell propelled by a single flagellum, found in most animals *Semen ( sperma ), the seminal fluid containing… …   Wikipedia

  • sperm — [spə:m US spə:rm] n plural sperm or sperms [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: sperma, from Greek, seed ] 1.) also sperm cell a cell produced by the sex organs of a male person or animal, which is able to join with the female egg to …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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