spermatheca

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noun sper·ma·the·ca \ˌspər-mə-ˈthē-kə\

Definition of spermatheca

plural

spermathecae

  1. :  a sac for sperm storage in the female reproductive tract of various lower animals and especially insects

Origin and Etymology of spermatheca

New Latin


First Known Use: 1826


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