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sperm, sperm cell, spermatozoon, spermatozoannoun
the male reproductive cell; the male gamete
"a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material"
Semen; the generative substance of male animals.
The reproductive cell or gamete of the male; a spermatozoon.
Etymology: From sperme, and its source, sperma, from σπέρμα.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Seed; that by which the species is continued.
Etymology: sperme, Fr. sperma, Lat.
Some creatures bring forth many young ones at a burthen, and some but one: this may be caused by the quantity of sperm required, or by the partitions of the womb which may sever the sperm. Francis Bacon.
There is required to the preparation of the sperm of animals a great apparatus of vessels, many secretions, concoctions, reflections, and circulations. John Ray.
Sperm is the male reproductive cell, or gamete, in anisogamous forms of sexual reproduction (forms in which there is a larger, female reproductive cell and a smaller, male one). Animals produce motile sperm with a tail known as a flagellum, which are known as spermatozoa, while some red algae and fungi produce non-motile sperm cells, known as spermatia. Flowering plants contain non-motile sperm inside pollen, while some more basal plants like ferns and some gymnosperms have motile sperm.Sperm cells form during the process known as spermatogenesis, which in amniotes (reptiles and mammals) takes place in the seminiferous tubules of the testes. This process involves the production of several successive sperm cell precursors, starting with spermatogonia, which differentiate into spermatocytes. The spermatocytes then undergo meiosis, reducing their chromosome number by half, which produces spermatids. The spermatids then mature and, in animals, construct a tail, or flagellum, which gives rise to the mature, motile sperm cell. This whole process occurs constantly and takes around 3 months from start to finish. Sperm cells cannot divide and have a limited lifespan, but after fusion with egg cells during fertilisation, a new organism begins developing, starting as a totipotent zygote. The human sperm cell is haploid, so that its 23 chromosomes can join the 23 chromosomes of the female egg to form a diploid cell with 46 paired chromosomes. In mammals, sperm is stored in the epididymis and is released from the penis during ejaculation in a fluid known as semen. The word sperm is derived from the Greek word σπέρμα, sperma, meaning "seed".
Sperm is the male reproductive cell or gamete. In mammals, it is usually a small, mobile cell that combines with the larger female egg in sexual reproduction to form a new organism- a process known as fertilization. It carries genetic information from the male and has structures to deliver this information to the female's egg. Its creation, through a process called spermatogenesis, takes place in the male reproductive organs. Sperm can vary significantly in shape and size among different animal species.
the male fecundating fluid; semen. See Semen
Etymology: [F. sperme, L. sperma, Gr. , , from to sow. Cf. Spore.]
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
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=Spermatic—ns. 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, the nucleus of a spermatozoon; Sper′moderm, the whole integument of a seed; Spermogō′nium, the cavity in which, spermatia are produced; Sperm′-oil, oil from the sperm-whale; Spormol′ogy=Spermatology; Spermoph′ōrum, a seminal vesicle.—n.pl. Spermoph′yta, one of the four divisions of the vegetable kingdom including flowering plants.—ns. Sperm′ūle, a sperm-cell; Sperm′-whale, the cachalot, a species of whale from which spermaceti is obtained. [Fr.,—L. sperma—Gr. sperma, spermatos—speirein, to sow.]
A type of male body fluid.
Sperm is released from the penis.
Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020
the seminal fluid: in plural form is sometimes used as = spermatozoa; q.v.
The numerical value of sperm in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of sperm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
There is nothing to show, yet, some say the show must go on. Flowers blossom at dawn in the dark, a sperm germinates without a spark and photographs too are developed in the dark. You simply be, create and be, doesn't matter whether or not the world can see. Let your work speak and actualize, MickeyMize. Share this for a creative and an expressive world.
Human sperm figured out if they roll as they swim, much like playful otters corkscrewing through water, their one-sided stroke would average itself out, and they would swim forwards, the rotation of the sperm is something that is very important. It's something that allows the sperm to regain a symmetry and actually be able to go straight.
If a seed can become a tree, flowers and fruits and if a sperm can become a body, eyes and hair, an idiot can become intelligent, and a stupid can become a genius. Only if we choose to. Because we are the immeasurable potential of all that was, is and will be. CHOOSE to become purposeful, meaningful and useful to this world and MickeyMize your life. Share this to create valuable humans for collective evolution.
If you want to see the real beating of the tail, you need to move with the sperm and rotate with the sperm. So it's almost like you needed to make a( camera) really tiny and stick it to the head of the sperm.
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.
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- نطفة, حيوان منوي, منيArabic
- аталыҡ орлоғо, мәнейBashkir
- espermaCatalan, Valencian
- spermie, semeno, spermaCzech
- Spermium, Sperma, SamenzelleGerman
- σπερματοζωάριο, σπέρμαGreek
- seemnerakk, spermaEstonian
- اسپرماتوزئید, نطفه, منیPersian
- siittiö, siemenneste, spermaFinnish
- spermatozoïde, spermeFrench
- זרע, זרעוןHebrew
- սերմնաբջիջ, սերմ, սերմնահեղուկ, սպերմա, սպերմատոզոիդArmenian
- sæðisfruma, sæðiIcelandic
- 精子, 精液Japanese
- სპერმა, თესლიGeorgian
- шауһат, шәуетKazakh
- មេជីវិតឈ្មោល, ទឹកកាមKhmer
- 精子, 정자, 정액, 精液Korean
- сперма, эрендикKyrgyz
- ພັນ, ນ້ຳກາມ, ນ້ຳແບ້ນLao
- sperma, sėklaLithuanian
- sēkla, spermaLatvian
- дусал, салайMongolian
- benih jantan, sperma, benihMalay
- sperma, spermacelDutch
- sperm, sperma, sædNorwegian
- plemnik, spermaPolish
- espermatozoide, espermaPortuguese
- smahoz, spermă, spermatozoid, smecleu, smârcăuRomanian
- сперматозоид, сперма, молофьяRussian
- сперма, spermaSerbo-Croatian
- sperma, sädesvätskaSwedish
- манӣ, нутфаTajik
- sperma, maniyUzbek
- 精液, tinh trùng, tinh dịchVietnamese
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