Sperm (?), n.[F. sperme, L. sperma, Gr. , , from to sow. Cf. Spore.] Physiol.

The male fecundating fluid; semen. See Semen.

Sperm cell Physiol., one of the cells from which the spermatozoids are developed. -- Sperm morula. Biol. Same as Spermosphere.


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Sperm, n.[Contr. fr. spermaceti.]


Sperm oil, a fatty oil found as a liquid, with spermaceti, in the head cavities of the sperm whale. -- Sperm whale. Zool. See in the Vocabulary.


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