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n. pl. sperm or sperms
1. A male gamete, such as a spermatozoon of an animal or one of the cells or nuclei produced by a pollen grain of a plant. Also called sperm cell.
[Middle English sperme, semen, from Old French esperme, from Late Latin sperma, from Greek; see sper- in Indo-European roots.]
A substance, such as spermaceti, obtained from a sperm whale.
[Short for spermaceti.]
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(Zoology) another word for spermatic
(Zoology) of or relating to the sperm whale or its products
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