a combining form with the meaning “one having seeds” of the kind specified by the initial element: gymnosperm.
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Origin of -sperm
< Greek -spermos; see -spermous
Words nearby -sperm
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British Dictionary definitions for -sperm
n combining form
(in botany) a seedgymnosperm
Derived forms of -sperm-spermous or -spermal, adj combining form
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