milt definition by Webster's New World
- the reproductive glands of male fishes, esp. when filled with germ cells and the milky fluid containing them
- such cells and fluid; fish sperm
Origin: Middle English milte, probably ; from Scandinavian (as in Norwegian milt, mjelte), altered (infl. by Old Norse milti, spleen) ; from base of Old Norse mjolk, milk
- milter noun
milt definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Fish sperm, including the seminal fluid.b. The reproductive glands of male fishes when filled with this fluid.
- The spleen of certain vertebrate animals, such as cows or pigs.
Origin: Middle English, roe, spleen, partly from Middle Dutch milte and partly from Old English milte, spleen; see mel-1 in Indo-European roots.
milt - Science Definition