Spermatism Sper"ma*tism, n. (Physiol.) The emission of sperm, or semen. [1913 Webster]

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  • spermatism — noun The emission of sperm or semen …   Wiktionary

  • spermatism — sper·ma·tism …   English syllables

  • spermatism — ˈspərməˌtizəm noun ( s) Etymology: spermat + ism 1. : emission of semen 2. [International Scientific Vocabulary spermat + ism] : spermism …   Useful english dictionary

  • spermatic —   a. pertaining to or like sperm.    ♦ spermatise,, v.t. impregnate with sperm.    ♦ spermatism, n. emission of sperm.    ♦ spermatoblast, n. sperm producing cell.    ♦ spermatocyte, n. cell producing spermatozoa.    ♦ spermatogenesis, n.… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Animalculism — An i*mal cu*lism, n. [Cf. F. animalculisme.] 1. (Biol.) The theory which seeks to explain certain physiological and pathological phenomena by means of animalcules. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) The theory that the spermatozo[ o]n and not the ovum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bradyspermatism — Absence of ejaculatory force, so that the semen trickles away slowly. [brady, + G. sperma (spermat ), seed, + ism] * * * brady·sper·ma·tism (brad″e spurґmə tiz əm) [brady + spermatism] abnormally slow ejaculation of semen …   Medical dictionary

  • σπερματισμός — ο, ΝΜΑ νεοελλ. βιολ. γενετική θεωρία που αποδίδει στο σπέρμα τού άρρενος τα ουσιώδη χαρακτηριστικά τού εμβρύου μσν. γονιμοποίηση μσν. αρχ. 1. η παραγωγή σπέρματος (α. «τὸ δένδρον οὐ πλησθήσεται σπερματισμοῡ καὶ γόνου», Κ. Μανασσ. β. «[τὰ λάχανα]… …   Dictionary of Greek

  • aspermatism — (ˈ)ā+ noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary a (II) + spermatism : aspermia …   Useful english dictionary

  • aspermous — aspermous, a. Bot. and Phys. (əˈspɜːməs) [f. Gr. ἄσπερµ ος (f. ἀ priv. + σπέρµα, µατ seed) + ous.] Without seed. aspermatous ( mətəs), a. = aspermous a. aˈspermatism, lack of seed, impotence. all in Mayne …   Useful english dictionary

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