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spermatophore

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

Definition of SPERMATOPHORE

:  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
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Origin of SPERMATOPHORE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1849

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