noun Etymology: probably from Middle Dutch milte milt of fish, spleen; akin to Old English milte spleen — more at melt Date: 15th century the sperm-containing fluid of a male fish

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  • Milt — Milt, n. [AS. milte; akin to D. milt, G. milz, OHG. milzi, Icel. milti, Dan. milt, Sw. mj[ a]lte, and prob. to E. malt, melt. [root]108. See {Malt} the grain.] (Anat.) The spleen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milt — [milt] n. [ME milte, prob. < Scand (as in Norw milt, mjelte), altered (infl. by ON milti, spleen) < base of ON mjolk,MILK] 1. the reproductive glands of male fishes, esp. when filled with germ cells and the milky fluid containing them 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Milt — Milt, v. t. To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milt — /milt/, n. 1. the sperm containing secretion of the testes of fishes. 2. the testes and sperm ducts when filled with this secretion. 3. melt2. [bef. 900; ME milte, milt, OE milte spleen; c. G Milz, MD milte milt, spleen; akin to MELT2] * * * …   Universalium

  • milt — (n.) O.E. milte spleen, from P.Gmc. *miltjo (Cf. O.Fris milte, M.Du. milte, Du. milt spleen, milt of fish, O.H.G. milzi, Ger. milz, O.N. milti). Meaning fish sperm is late 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • Milt — Milt, n. [Akin to Dan. melk, Sw. mj[ o]lke, G. milch, and E. milk. See {Milk}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The spermatic fluid of fishes. (b) The testes, or spermaries, of fishes when filled with spermatozoa. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milt — milt. См. сперма. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • milt — sb., en, e, ene …   Dansk ordbog

  • Milt — For the alternate meaning of milt as spleen , see spleen. Milt is also the abbreviation for the orchid genus Miltonia. Milt is the seminal fluid of fish, mollusks, and certain other water dwelling animals who reproduce by spraying this fluid,… …   Wikipedia

  • milt — ha·milt; milt·er; milt; …   English syllables

  • milt — noun /mɪlt/ a) The organ spleen, especially of a domestic animal , 1983: Adam Kadmon had pneumonia. Friar Goat cured it by tying a bullock’s milt to the soles of the lad’s feet, and burying the milt afterwards. Adam Kadmon immediately contracted… …   Wiktionary

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