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Definition of Sperm

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Gamete Gam"ete (g[a^]m"[=e]t; g[.a]*m[=e]t"; the latter usually in compounds), n. [Gr. gameth` wife, or game`ths husband, fr. gamei^n to marry.] (Biol.) A sexual cell or germ cell; a conjugating cell which unites with another of like or unlike character to form a new individual. In Bot., gamete designates esp. the similar sex cells of the lower thallophytes which unite by conjugation, forming a zygospore. The gametes of higher plants are of two sorts, sperm (male) and egg (female); their union is called fertilization, and the resulting zygote an o["o]spore. In Zo["o]l., gamete is most commonly used of the sexual cells of certain Protozoa, though also extended to the germ cells of higher forms.
Sperm
Sperm Sperm, n.[F. sperme, L. sperma, Gr. ???, ???, from ???? to sow. Cf. Spore.] (Physiol.) The male fecundating fluid; semen. See Semen. Sperm cell (Physiol.), one of the cells from which the spermatozoids are developed. Sperm morula. (Biol.) Same as Spermosphere.
Sperm
Sperm Sperm, n.[Contr. fr. spermaceti.] Spermaceti. Sperm oil, a fatty oil found as a liquid, with spermaceti, in the head cavities of the sperm whale. Sperm whale. (Zo["o]l.) See in the Vocabulary.

Meaning of Sperm from wikipedia

- termed the "male" or sperm cell. A uniflagellar sperm cell that is motile is referred to as a ****tozoon, whereas a non-motile sperm cell is referred to...
- extant species in the sperm whale family, along with the pygmy sperm whale and dwarf sperm whale of the genus Kogia. The sperm whale is a pelagic mammal...
- leaves the male body the sperm's survival likelihood is reduced and it may die, thereby decreasing the total sperm quality. Sperm cells come in two types...
- sperm can refer to either: A sperm which contains an X chromosome, produced in the usual way by a male, referring to the occurrence of such a sperm fertilizing...
- Sperm donation is the provision by a man of his sperm with the intention that it be used in the artificial insemination or other 'fertility treatment'...
- "seminogram" evaluates certain characteristics of a male's **** and the sperm contained therein. It is done to help evaluate male fertility, whether for...
- Human fertilization is the union of a human egg and sperm, usually occurring in the ampulla of the fallopian tube. The result of this union is the production...
- Artificial insemination (AI) is the deliberate introduction of sperm into a female's cervix or uterine cavity for the purpose of achieving a pregnancy...
- A sperm granuloma is a lump of extravasated sperm that appears along the vasa deferentia or epididymides in vasectomized men. Sperm granulomas are rounded...
- complement. Sperm heteromorphism is also called sperm polymorphism or sperm dimorphism (for species with two sperm types). Typically, only one sperm type is...
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