Examples of sperm in a Sentence
The sperm fertilizes the egg.
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Strickland’s ex-wife, now named Kimberly Day, gave birth to a son conceived with an anonymous sperm donor.
Nobody could figure out what was causing the deformed sperm until staff at the zoo started thinking about the hellbender eggs being more like fish eggs than like salamander eggs.
The agency wanted substantial evidence that women weren’t becoming infected from washed sperm.
Investigators later found Kimbro’s sperm on Getrum’s body, the affidavit said.
Also, no sperm had been found on the swab during the autopsy and initial crime lab examination.
The process involves coating active sperm cells with an iron adhesive and magnetically steering them to their internal targets.
In the waters of the Yunnan Province of China, a team of conservationists is hoping to find a turtle with some very valuable sperm.
We’re uniquely human from the moment that egg and sperm fuse.
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Origin and Etymology of sperm
Middle English, from Middle French esperme, sperme, from Late Latin spermat-, sperma, from Greek, literally, seed, from speirein to sow; probably akin to Armenian p'aratem I dispense
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of sperm-
: seed : germ : sperm spermatheca spermicide
Origin and Etymology of sperm-
Greek sperm-, spermo-, from sperma
SPERM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sperm for English Language Learners
: a cell that is produced by the male sexual organs and that combines with the female's egg in reproduction
: fluid that is produced by the male sexual organs which contains sperm cells
SPERM Defined for Kids
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