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spermous

[ spur-muhs ]
/ ˈspɜr məs /
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adjective
of the nature of or pertaining to sperm.
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Origin of spermous

First recorded in 1815–25; sperm1 + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM spermous

mul·ti·sper·mous, adjective

Other definitions for spermous (2 of 2)

-spermous

variant of -spermal: gymnospermous.

Origin of -spermous

<Greek -spermos, adj. derivative of spérma;see sperm1
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British Dictionary definitions for spermous

spermous
/ (ˈspɜːməs) /

adjective
of or relating to the sperm whale or its products
another word for spermatic
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