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Sperm

spɜːm

Meanings of Sperm:

noun

Semen.

Usage examples:

If there is a problem with the male partner sperm, then sperm from an anonymous donor may be used.

Spermaceti

ˌspəːməˈsiːti

Meanings of Spermaceti:

noun

A white waxy substance produced by the sperm whale, formerly used in candles and ointments. it is present in a rounded organ in the head, where it focuses acoustic signals and aids in the control of buoyancy.

Usage examples:

In bénard cells, which also form on the surface of the sun, the organizing gradient is literally a …

Spermatheca

ˌspəːməˈθiːkə

Meanings of Spermatheca:

noun

(in a female or hermaphrodite invertebrate) a receptacle in which sperm is stored after mating.

Usage examples:

To ensure that we counted all sperm transferred, we assessed the number of sperm contained in both …

Meanings of Spermathecae:

noun

(in a female or hermaphrodite invertebrate) a receptacle in which sperm is stored after mating.

Usage examples:

To ensure that we counted all sperm transferred, we assessed the number of sperm contained in both …

Meanings of Spermatic:

adjective

Relating to sperm or semen.

Usage examples:

The spermatic fluid may be rich, ordinary, poor or insufficient, or absolutely worthless.

Spermatid

ˈspəːmətɪd

Meanings of Spermatid:

noun

An immature male sex cell formed from a spermatocyte, which may develop into a spermatozoon without further division.

Usage examples:

These haploid cells - now called spermatids - thus contain 23 single half chromosomes.

Spermatocyte

ˈspəːmətə(ʊ)sʌɪt

Meanings of Spermatocyte:

noun

A cell produced at the second stage in the formation of spermatozoa, formed from a spermatogonium and dividing by meiosis into spermatids.

Usage examples:

Lying between, and nurtured by, the sertoli cells, the primary spermatocytes undergo two meiotic di…

Meanings of Spermatogenesis:

noun

The production or development of mature spermatozoa.

Usage examples:

Reproductive maturity is achieved with the establishment of regular menstruation and ovulation in f…

Spermatogonia

ˌspəːmətə(ʊ)ˈɡəʊnɪəm

Meanings of Spermatogonia:

noun

A cell produced at an early stage in the formation of spermatozoa, formed in the wall of a seminiferous tubule and giving rise by mitosis to spermatocytes.

Usage examples:

In severely degenerated tubules, only spermatogonia and sertoli cells were observed, and pachytene …

Meanings of Spermatogonium:

noun

A cell produced at an early stage in the formation of spermatozoa, formed in the wall of a seminiferous tubule and giving rise by mitosis to spermatocytes.

Usage examples:

In severely degenerated tubules, only spermatogonia and sertoli cells were observed, and pachytene …

Meanings of Spermatophore:

noun

A protein capsule containing a mass of spermatozoa, transferred during mating in various insects, arthropods, cephalopod molluscs, etc.

Usage examples:

A male produces spermatophores that it transfers to the female's genital pore by means of a special…

Spermatophyte

ˈspəːmətə(ʊ)ˌfʌɪt

Meanings of Spermatophyte:

noun

A plant of a large division that comprises those that bear seeds, including the gymnosperms and angiosperms.

Usage examples:

In the spermatophytes, the situation is reversed, and the gametophyte is the smaller and dependent …

Spermatozoa

ˌspəːmətə(ʊ)ˈzəʊɒn

Meanings of Spermatozoa:

noun

The mature motile male sex cell of an animal, by which the ovum is fertilized, typically having a compact head and one or more long flagella for swimming.

Usage examples:

Mutated dna can only be passed to the next generation if it is present in a germ cell such as sperm…

Plural of spermatozoon specialized

Meanings of Spermatozoid:

noun

A motile male gamete produced by a lower plant or a gymnosperm.

Usage examples:

When mature, the operculum cells dissociate and release blocks of spermatozoids individually enclos…

Meanings of Spermatozoon:

noun

The mature motile male sex cell of an animal, by which the ovum is fertilized, typically having a compact head and one or more long flagella for swimming.

Usage examples:

Mutated dna can only be passed to the next generation if it is present in a germ cell such as sperm…

Spermicidal

spəːmɪˈsʌɪdl

Meanings of Spermicidal:

adjective

Containing a substance that kills spermatozoa.

Usage examples:

Spermicidal cream

Spermicide

ˈspəːmɪsʌɪd

Meanings of Spermicide:

noun

A substance that kills spermatozoa, used as a contraceptive.

Usage examples:

The diaphragm had to be smeared with spermicide

Meanings of Spermidin:

noun

A colourless compound with a similar distribution and effect to spermine.

Usage examples:

The present study indicates that dna resolubilization at high concentrations of spermine and spermi…

Meanings of Spermidine:

noun

A colourless compound with a similar distribution and effect to spermine.

Usage examples:

The present study indicates that dna resolubilization at high concentrations of spermine and spermi…

Spermine

ˈspəːmiːn

Meanings of Spermine:

noun

A deliquescent compound which acts to stabilize various components of living cells and is widely distributed in living and decaying tissues.

Usage examples:

The binding model displayed in fig.8 a has been observed from crystallographic studies on b-dna dod…

Sperms

spɜːm

Meanings of Sperms:

noun

Semen.

Usage examples:

If there is a problem with the male partner sperm, then sperm from an anonymous donor may be used.

Spessartine

ˈspɛsətiːn

Meanings of Spessartine:

noun

A form of garnet containing manganese and aluminium, occurring as orange-red to dark brown crystals.

Usage examples:

Another garnet, a mixture of pyrope and spessartine, is called malaya garnet in the gem trade.

Meanings of Spew:

verb

Expel large quantities of (something) rapidly and forcibly.

Usage examples:

Buses were spewing out black clouds of exhaust
noun

Vomit.

Usage examples:

I am convinced of my son's comic timing as he always manages to hit me with this surprise spew only…

Spew-up

spjuː

Meanings of Spew-up:

phrasal verb

To vomit

Usage examples:

I was spewing up all night after those mussels.

Spewed

spjuː

Meanings of Spewed:

verb

Expel large quantities of (something) rapidly and forcibly.

Usage examples:

Buses were spewing out black clouds of exhaust
noun

Vomit.

Usage examples:

I am convinced of my son's comic timing as he always manages to hit me with this surprise spew only…

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