azo·​o·​sper·​mia | \ (ˌ)ā-ˌzō-ə-ˈspər-mē-ə How to pronounce azoospermia (audio) \

Definition of azoospermia

: absence of spermatozoa from the seminal fluid

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Recent Examples on the Web Our diagnosis was azoospermia due to Sertoli cell-only syndrome (which means the testicles fail to produce living sperm cells). Molly Longman,, "I Was Told I'd Never Have A Biological Child. Now I'm Celebrating Father's Day.," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of azoospermia

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for azoospermia

New Latin, from Greek azoos lifeless (from a- a- entry 2 + zōē life) + sperma semen, seed — more at sperm

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The first known use of azoospermia was in 1869

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“Azoospermia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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azo·​osper·​mia | \ ā-ˌzō-ə-ˈspər-mē-ə, ə-ˌzō- How to pronounce azoospermia (audio) \

Medical Definition of azoospermia

: absence of spermatozoa from the seminal fluid — compare aspermia

Other Words from azoospermia

azoospermic \ -​ˈspər-​mik How to pronounce azoospermic (audio) \ adjective

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