Examples of sperm in a Sentence
The sperm fertilizes the egg.
Recent Examples of sperm from the Web
These mutations happen as the father gets older and his sperm continues to reproduce, creating more opportunities for error in DNA replication.
And reproductive cells (sperm and egg) carry only half the complement of genetic material.
Garrett went diving with sperm whales in Dominica, while Dorothy learned to snorkel in Fiji and attended her first day of pre-school in Bali.
But this nonsensical spectacle — which features what look like dancing sperm cells — is also a funny and audacious metaphor: In the gene pool of ideas, some may well prove fertile.
Carr grew up thinking, for a time, that all babies were born through IVF, in which eggs are fertilized by sperm in a lab and a resulting embryo is implanted in a woman's uterus.
For this reason, Finucci believes sperm storage is likely practiced widely among ghost sharks.
Conversely, fraternal twins, conceived from separate eggs and separate sperm, provide scientists the opportunity to observe siblings with distinct genetic codes but similar upbringings.
Strickland’s ex-wife, now named Kimberly Day, gave birth to a son conceived with an anonymous sperm donor.
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Origin and Etymology 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 centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of sperm-
: seed : germ : sperm spermatheca spermicide
Origin and Etymology of sperm-
Greek sperm-, spermo-, from sperma
SPERM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sperm for English Language Learners
: 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
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