noun \ˈspərm\

: a cell that is produced by the male sexual organs and that combines with the female's egg in reproduction

: fluid that is produced by the male sexual organs which contains sperm cells

plural sperm or sperms

Full Definition of SPERM

a :  semen
b :  a male gamete; especially :  spermatozoon 1
:  a product of the sperm whale

Examples of SPERM

  1. The sperm fertilizes the egg.

Origin of SPERM

Middle English, from Middle French esperme, sperme, from Late Latin spermat-, sperma, from Greek, literally, seed, from speirein to sow; probably akin to Armenian p'aratem I dispense
First Known Use: 14th century

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noun \ˈspərm\

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noun \ˈspərm\
plural sperm or sperms

Medical Definition of SPERM

:  the male impregnating fluid :  semen
:  a male gamete; especially :  spermatozoon


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