Sperm Definition

spûrm
sperms
noun
sperms
The male generative fluid; semen.
Webster's New World
A male gamete, esp. a spermatozoon rather than a spermatozoid.
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suffix
Seed.
Endosperm.
American Heritage
affix
Seed.
Gymnosperm.
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Other Word Forms of Sperm

Noun

Singular:
sperm
Plural:
sperms

Origin of Sperm

  • Middle English sperme semen from Old French esperme from Late Latin sperma from Greek sper- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French sperme, from Latin sperma, from Ancient Greek σπέρμα (sperma, “seed, semen").

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek -spermos from sperma seed sperm1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for spermaceti

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • see sperm

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

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