adjective combining form

: being the product of (such) a number of spermatozoa : resulting from (such) a multiple fertilization
a trispermic egg
polyspermic fertilization

Word History


New Latin -spermicus, from Late Latin sperma sperm + Latin -icus -ic

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“-spermic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-spermic. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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