Sper"ma*to*phore (?), n. [Spermato- + Gr. to bear.]

1. Physiol.

Same as Spermospore.

2. Zool.

A capsule or pocket inclosing a number of spermatozoa. They are present in many annelids, brachiopods, mollusks, and crustaceans. In cephalopods the structure of the capsule is very complex.


© Webster 1913.

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