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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: sperma, from Greek, 'seed'

sperm

noun
     
sperm plural sperm or sperms
1HB [countable] also sperm cell a cell produced by the sex organs of a male person or animal, which is able to join with the female egg to produce a new life
2 [uncountable]HB the liquid from the male sex organs that these cells swim in [= semen]
3

sperm count

a medical measurement of the number of sperm a man has, which shows if he is able to make a woman pregnant
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