Definition of azoospermia in English:

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azoospermia

Pronunciation: /ˌeɪzəʊəˈspəːmɪə/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Absence of motile (and hence viable) sperm in the semen.
Example sentences
  • Where the initial semen analysis reveals azoospermia a centrifuged sample should be examined for sperm in the pellet.
  • The resultant obstructive azoospermia can be treated quite successfully with a combination of sperm aspiration and ICSI.
  • The cause of male infertility according to the medical model of infertility is due to abnormal sperm parameters, azoospermia and antisperm antibodies.

Derivatives

azoospermic

adjective
Example sentences
  • The type of chromosomal aberrations detected in the azoospermic and oligozoospermic men are given in Table I.
  • Constitutional chromosome abnormalities were identified in 14.3 per cent of azoospermic and 6.5 per cent of oligozoospermic men, with an overall rate of 10.2 per cent.
  • To determine if ejaculatory duct obstruction exists, transrectal ultrasonography is indicated in patients who are azoospermic with palpable vasa and low ejaculate volumes.

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