verb sper·ma·tize

Definition of spermatize


  1. intransitive verb
  2. obsolete :  to produce or shed sperm

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to mingle spermatia or rarely sperm with :  fertilize or diploidize (such as rust fungi) by means of spermatia

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Origin and Etymology of spermatize

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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