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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. Sally Satel:

    We’ve crossed that line – productively so – years ago, we pay for cadavers. . . Then of course there are sperm and eggs.

  2. Laura Witjens:

    If I advertised saying 'Men, prove your worth, show me how good you are', then I would get hundreds of donors, that's the way the Danish do it. They proudly say, this is the Viking invasion, exports from Denmark are beer, Lego and sperm. It's a source of pride.

  3. Pei Xia Chen:

    He always wanted a baby, so something just came into my mind, was it possible to take out his sperm?

  4. Sam Wang:

    In the past, we had to use huge, expensive microscopes and physically count each sperm one-by-one.

  5. The Kivitis:

    To be honest, when a straight couple is using surrogacy, or when a straight couple is using an egg donation or sperm donation, nobody asks them if they are the biological parents of the child, it's just an assumption. But when an LGBT family's coming and applying, our application was flagged as surrogacy. our position was and remains that we should be treated as a married couple and the minimal requirements that are in that regulation should be applied to us as well.

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