a combining form of sperm1, used also with the meaning “seed,” “germ,” “semen,” in the formation of compound words: spermophyte.

Nearby words

  1. spermicide,
  2. spermidine,
  3. spermiduct,
  4. spermine,
  5. spermiogenesis,
  6. spermogonium,
  7. spermolith,
  8. spermophile,
  9. spermophyte,
  10. spermotoxic

Also especially before a vowel, sperm-.

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