-sper·​mum | \ ˈspərməm, -pə̄m-, -pəim- \

Definition of -spermum

: plant having (such) seeds or (such) a seed characteristic in generic names Anthospermum

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History and Etymology for -spermum

New Latin, from neuter of -spermus -spermous

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“-spermum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-spermum. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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