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 (spər-măt′ə-rē′ə, spûr′mə-tə-)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of spermatorrhea.


(ˌspɜːmətəʊˈrɪə) or


(Physiology) involuntary emission of semen without orgasm
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13) In this connection Hare drew attention to the importance of Claude-Francois Lallemand (1790-1853), Professor of Medicine at Montpellier, whose 3-volume work Involuntary seminal losses (1836-42) seemed to confirm the reality of a disease later called spermatorrhoea.
Milton in his much-reprinted book on spermatorrhoea.
31) She shows that belief in spermatorrhoea as a real disease was widely held by the medical profession and not just the obsession of a few cranks; she points out that "cures" were often modelled on treatments originally devised for uterine disorders, including the insertion of needles into the perineum and testicles, and the urethral cauterisation recommend ed by Lallemand, favoured by Acton and widely employed in both Britain and the USA.