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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sperm, sperm cell, spermatozoon, spermatozoan(noun)

    the male reproductive cell; the male gamete

    "a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material"

Wiktionary

  1. sperm(Noun)

    Semen; the generative substance of male animals.

    Etymology: From sperme, and its source, sperma, from σπέρμα.

  2. sperm(Noun)

    The reproductive cell or gamete of the male; a spermatozoon.

    Etymology: From sperme, and its source, sperma, from σπέρμα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sperm(noun)

    the male fecundating fluid; semen. See Semen

    Etymology: [F. sperme, L. sperma, Gr. , , from to sow. Cf. Spore.]

  2. Sperm(noun)

    spermaceti

    Etymology: [F. sperme, L. sperma, Gr. , , from to sow. Cf. Spore.]

Freebase

  1. Sperm

    Sperm is the second studio album by the German band Oomph!. This album would drastically change the direction and sound of the band from their heavily synthesizer based, EBM debut album. The band at this point decided to change to a heavy metal based style while retaining many elements of their EBM origins and influences. Sperm is widely regarded as the establishing album of the Neue Deutsche Härte genre.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sperm

    spėrm, n. animal seed: spawn of fishes or frogs: spermaceti.—ns. Sper′maduct, a spermatic duct; Sper′maphore (bot.), a placenta; Sper′mary, the male germ-gland; Spermathē′ca, a spermatic case or sheath—also Spermatothē′ca.—adjs. Spermathē′cal; Spermat′ic, -al, pertaining to, or consisting of, sperm or seed, seminal: connected with the male function, testicular.—v.i. Sper′matise, to yield or to discharge semen.—ns. Sper′matism=Spermism; Sper′matist=Spermist; Spermā′tium, a minute spore within a spermogonium:—pl. Spermā′tia.—adj. Spermatō′al, pertaining to a spermatoon.—n. Sper′matoblast, the germ of a spermatozoon.—adj. Spermatoblas′tic.—ns. Sper′matocele, swelling of the testicle; Sper′matocyst, a seminal vesicle; Spermatocys′tis, inflammation of the seminal vesicles.—adj. Spermatocy′tal.—ns. Sper′matocyte, a mother-cell from which spermatozoids are developed; Spermatogem′ma, a mass of spermatocytes; Spermatogen′esis, the formation of spermatozoa.—adjs. Spermatogenet′ic, Spermatog′enous.—ns. Spermatog′eny, the generation of spermatozoa; Spermatogō′nium, one of the primitive seminal cells that by division form the spermatocytes.—adjs. Sper′matoid, sperm-like; Spermatolog′ical, pertaining to spermatology.—ns. Spermatol′ogist, one versed in spermatology; Spermatol′ogy, the knowledge of the facts about semen; Spermatō′on, the nucleus of a spermatozoon; Spermat′ōphōre, a case which in some Invertebrata encloses the spermatozoa.—adj. Spermatoph′orous.—ns. Spermatorrhē′a, involuntary seminal discharge; Spermatō′vum, a fecundated ovum; Spermatozō′id, Spermatozō′on, one of the male reproductive cells of animals, the physiological complements of the egg-cells or ova:—pl. Spermatozō′a; Sperm′-cell, a spermatozoon: a spermatoblast or a spermatocyte.—adj. Sper′mic=Spermaticns. Sper′mism, a seminal discharge: the theory that the male sperm holds the whole germ of the future animal; Sper′mist, one who holds the theory of spermism; Sperm′-nū′cleus, t

Editors Contribution

  1. sperm

    A type of male body fluid.

    Sperm is released from the penis.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sperm in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sperm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Sperm in a Sentence

  1. Philip Werthman:

    ICSI overcomes many sperm problems but it does n’t overcome all problems.

  2. Barbara Hall:

    It's funny, to me, the way people refer to childbirth as a miraculous event. A miracle is something that defies nature. Only, childbirth has got to be the most natural thing in the world. Top three anyway. But, on the other hand, when you think about it, there's really no other word that fits. Sperm. Egg. A coincidental meshing of genetic information that will grow something that could write an opera or cook up some Napalm. It blows my mind.

  3. Shahin Ghadir:

    Most research shows that if you freeze 100 sperm and you thaw it, about 80 of them come back to life. But the good thing is that those 80 that come back to life, generally are as good as fresh sperm.

  4. Jorge Chavarro:

    I think it is important that these results are replicated in other studies, as it is also important to determine whether the effects on sperm quality translate into observable effects on fertility.

  5. Barbara Hall:

    Women have more to offer this world than just a fallopian tube. Nothing is going to change until you quit looking at us as just sperm receptacles.

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