adjective combining form

variants or -spermous
: having (such or so many) seeds : seeded

Word History


-spermal from New Latin -spermum + English -al; -spermous from New Latin -spermus, from Greek -spermos, from spermat-, sperma seed, sperm

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“-spermal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-spermal. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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