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a combining form meaning “seed”; used with this meaning and as a combining form of sperm1 in the formation of compound words: spermatogonium.

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Also especially before a vowel, spermat-.

Origin of spermato-

<Greek spermat- (stem of spérma;see sperm1) + -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for spermato-

spermato-

spermo- before a vowel spermat- or sperm-


combining form

indicating spermspermatogenesis
indicating seedspermatophyte

Word Origin for spermato-

from Greek sperma, spermat-, seed; see sperm 1
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Medical definitions for spermato-

spermato-

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Sperm:spermatic.
Spermatozoon:spermatogenesis.
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