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spermatophore

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noun sper·mato·phore \(ˌ)spər-ˈma-tə-ˌfȯr\

Definition of spermatophore

  1. :  a capsule, packet, or mass enclosing spermatozoa that is extruded by the male of various lower animals (as insects) and is transferred to the reproductive tract of the female



Origin of spermatophore

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1849


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