spermatozoan

noun

sper·​ma·​to·​zo·​an (ˌ)spər-ˌma-tə-ˈzō-ən How to pronounce spermatozoan (audio)
ˌspər-mə-tə-
spermatozoan adjective

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spermatozoan was circa 1900

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“Spermatozoan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spermatozoan. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

spermatozoan

noun
sper·​ma·​to·​zo·​an (ˌ)spər-ˌmat-ə-ˈzō-ən How to pronounce spermatozoan (audio) ˌspər-mət- How to pronounce spermatozoan (audio)
spermatozoan adjective

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