[ milt ]
/ mɪlt /


the sperm-containing secretion of the testes of fishes.
the testes and sperm ducts when filled with this secretion.

Origin of milt

before 900; Middle English milte, milt, Old English milte spleen; cognate with German Milz, Middle Dutch milte milt, spleen; akin to melt2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for milt


/ (mɪlt) /


the testis of a fish
the spermatozoa and seminal fluid produced by a fish
rare the spleen of certain animals, esp fowls and pigs


to fertilize (the roe of a female fish) with milt, esp artificially

Word Origin for milt

Old English milte spleen; in the sense: fish sperm, probably from Middle Dutch milte
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Science definitions for milt


[ mĭlt ]

Fish sperm, together with the milky liquid that contains them.
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