spermatheca

noun
sper·​ma·​the·​ca | \ ˌspər-mə-ˈthē-kə \
plural spermathecae\ ˌspər-​mə-​ˈthē-​ˌsē. -​ˌkē \

Definition of spermatheca

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

First Known Use of spermatheca

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spermatheca

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