HyperDic: sperm

English > 1 sense of the word sperm:
NOUNbodysperm, sperm cell, spermatozoon, spermatozoanthe male reproductive cell
sperm > pronunciation
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English > sperm: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe male reproductive cell; the male gamete.
Example"a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material"
Synonymssperm cell, spermatozoon, spermatozoan
Part ofmale reproductive systemThe reproductive system of males
semen, seed, seminal fluid, ejaculate, cum, comeThe thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
PartsacrosomeA process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg
flagellumA lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)
BroadergameteA mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
Spanishesperma, espermatozoide, espermatozoo
Catalanesperma, espermatozoide, espermatozou, semen
Adjectivesspermous, spermaticconsisting of or resembling spermatozoa

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