intransitive verb

obsolete : to produce or shed sperm

transitive verb

: to mingle spermatia or rarely sperm with : fertilize or diploidize (such as rust fungi) by means of spermatia

Word History


Greek spermatizein to sow, from spermat- + -izein -ize

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“Spermatize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermatize. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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