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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

Origin of SPERMATOPHORE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1849

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