Definition of spermatheca in English:
noun (plural spermathecae /-ˈθiːkiː/)Zoology
(In a female or hermaphrodite invertebrate) a receptacle in which sperm is stored after mating.
- To ensure that we counted all sperm transferred, we assessed the number of sperm contained in both the inseminated spermatheca and the associated insemination ducts.
- After dissection, the spermathecae were stored separately in alcohol for later DNA-microsatellite analysis.
- We could ascribe unambiguously the content of each spermathecae to either of the two mates for only 12 females.
Definition of spermatheca in:
- US English dictionary