spermary
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: New Latin spermarium, from Greek sperma Date: circa 1859 an organ in which male gametes are developed

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  • Spermary — Sper ma*ry, n. (Anat.) An organ in which spermatozoa are developed; a sperm gland; a testicle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spermary — [spʉr′mə rē] n. pl. spermaries [ModL spermarium < LL sperma,SPERM1] an organ in which male germ cells are formed; male gonad; testis …   English World dictionary

  • spermary — Antheridium An ther*id i*um, n.; pl. {Antheridia}. [Anther + ? (a Gr. diminutive ending).] (Bot.) The male reproductive apparatus in the lower plants, consisting of a cell or other cavity in which spermatozoids are produced; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spermary — the male equivalent of ovary; probably more commonly used for invertebrates than fish …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spermary — См. spermarium …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • spermary — /sperr meuh ree/, n., pl. spermaries. an organ in which spermatozoa are generated; testis. [1860 65; < NL spermarium, equiv. to LL sperm(a) SPERM1 + arium ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • spermary — sper·ma·ry || spÉœrmÉ™rɪ / spɜː n. organ in which sperm are produced, testicle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spermary — sper·ma·ry …   English syllables

  • spermary — sper•ma•ry [[t]ˈspɜr mə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries anat. an organ in which spermatozoa are generated; testis • Etymology: 1860–65; < NL spermārium …   From formal English to slang

  • spermary — /ˈspɜməri/ (say spermuhree) noun (plural spermaries) a sperm gland; an organ in which spermatozoa are generated; testis …   Australian English dictionary

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