noun (plural same or sperms)
1 [mass noun] Semen.
- If there is a problem with the male partner sperm, then sperm from an anonymous donor may be used.
- Males taking thalidomide should not donate sperm or blood.
- It's those bad boys swinging away down low that produce the two things - testosterone and sperm - that determine what kind of man you are.
1.1 [count noun] A spermatozoon.
- Hennig is now doing research into how DNA works in the cell after connection of sperms and eggs.
- Fertility scientists like Trounson say it is only a matter of time before the technique is also used to develop sperm and eggs cells, making infertility a thing of the past.
- In the sex cells, the sperms and eggs, chromosomes come in singles.
Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek sperma 'seed', from speirein 'to sow'.
Words that rhyme with spermaffirm, berm, confirm, firm, germ, herm, midterm, perm, squirm, term, therm, worm
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