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Definition of Sperm
spermGamete 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. SpermSperm 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. SpermSperm Sperm, n.[Contr. fr. 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.
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