-sperm


a combining form with the meaning “one having seeds” of the kind specified by the initial element: gymnosperm.

Nearby words

  1. -soma,
  2. -some,
  3. -something,
  4. -sophy,
  5. -speak,
  6. -spermal,
  7. -spermic,
  8. -spermous,
  9. -sphere,
  10. -splain

Origin of -sperm

< Greek -spermos; see -spermous

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British Dictionary definitions for -sperm

-sperm

n combining form

(in botany) a seedgymnosperm
Derived Forms-spermous or -spermal, adj combining form

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