polyspermia

[pol-ee-spur-mee-uh]

noun Medicine/Medical.

the secretion of an excessive amount of semen.

Nearby words

  1. polysomic,
  2. polysomnogram,
  3. polysomnography,
  4. polysomy,
  5. polysorbate,
  6. polyspermy,
  7. polystichia,
  8. polystichous,
  9. polystyle,
  10. polystyrene

Origin of polyspermia

< Greek polyspermía abundance of seed. See poly-, sperm1, -ia

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Medicine definitions for polyspermia

polyspermia

[pŏl′ē-spûrmē-ə]

n.

A secretion of spermatozoa that is abnormally profuse.
polyspermy

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