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Sperm

Synonym(s)

  • spermatozoa

Definition(s)

Germ cell of the male sex.

Definition from: Digital Anatomist via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The male reproductive cell, formed in the testicle. A sperm unites with an egg to form an embryo.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 1, 2015