n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; pous, foot]
A type of internal fertilization whereby the male sperm is transferred by an appendage to the female genital organs; sperm transfer which is nearly direct; see podospermia, tocospermia.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • spermatophory — n. [Gr. sperma, seed; pherein, to carry] A type of fertilization in which stalked spermatophores are placed on the substrate for the females to take up into her genital tract; see gonopody …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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