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spermous

[spur-muh s]
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adjective
  1. of the nature of or pertaining to sperm.
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Origin of spermous

First recorded in 1815–25; sperm1 + -ous
Related formsmul·ti·sper·mous, adjective

-spermous

  1. variant of -spermal: gymnospermous.
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Origin of -spermous

< Greek -spermos, adj. derivative of spérma; see sperm1
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British Dictionary definitions for spermous

spermous

adjective
  1. of or relating to the sperm whale or its products
  2. another word for spermatic
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