spermatic

adjective

sper·​mat·​ic (ˌ)spər-ˈma-tik How to pronounce spermatic (audio)
1
: relating to sperm or a spermary
2
: resembling, carrying, or full of sperm

Examples of spermatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Squid are far from the only animals to employ spermatic gamesmanship. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 12 Aug. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of spermatic was in the 15th century

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“Spermatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermatic. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

spermatic

adjective
sper·​mat·​ic (ˌ)spər-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce spermatic (audio)
: relating to, resembling, carrying, or full of sperm
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