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Definition of the noun sperm
What does sperm mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: sperms
- the male reproductive cell; the male gamete
- example: a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material
- lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
- synonyms of sperm: sperm cell / spermatozoan / spermatozoon
- more generic word: gamete = a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
- part of: come / cum / ejaculate / seed / semen / seminal fluid = the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract; male reproductive system = the reproductive system of males
Sperm is a fictional character from the 1972 film Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex.
- in the film "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)", played by Woody Allen
"Sperm" is the second studio album by the German band Oomph!. This album would drastically change the direction and sound of the band from their heavily synthesizer based, EBM debut album. The band at this point decided to change to a heavy metal based style while retaining many elements of their EBM origins and influences.
- also known as Sperm album
- artist: OOMPH!
- genres: Neue Deutsche Härte, Industrial metal, European industrial metal
- released in (21 years ago)
"Sperm" is a short film, directed by Nicola Quilter.
- country: United Kingdom
Sperm: The term sperm refers to the male reproductive cells and is derived from the Greek word sperma. In the types of sexual reproduction known as anisogamy and oogamy, there is a marked difference in the size of the gametes with the smaller one being termed the "male" or sperm cell. A uniflagellar sperm cell that is motile is referred to as a spermatozoon, whereas a non-motile sperm cell is referred to as a spermatium. Sperm cells cannot divide and have a limited life span, but after fusion with egg cells during fertilization, a new organism begins developing, starting as a totipotent zygote. The human sperm cell is haploid, so that its 23 chromosomes can join the 23 chromosomes of the female egg to form a diploid cell. In mammals, sperm develops in the testicles and is released from the penis. It is also possible to extract sperm through TESE. Some sperm banks hold up to 170 litres of sperm.
- also known as Spermatozoon, Meni, Spermatozoid
Phrases with Sperm
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Principles of Hygiene (1935)
by Thomas Andrew Storey
The sperm is the paternal germ-cell. The ovum is the maternal germ-cell. All germ -cells are members of a direct line of...
The sperm is a very small cell. A cubic millimeter of human seminal fluid may contain more than 60,000 sperms with room ...
by Daryl S. Henderson
The transformation of a 15-μm-diameter round spermatid into a 1.8-mm-long mature motile sperm is a truly remarkable act of cellular remodeling.
A Laboratory Guide for Serological and DNA Typing by J. Thomas McClintock
The most common staining technique used to detect the presence of human sperm is the Christmas tree stain (Figure 7.1) (Allery et al., 2001). In this staining process two dyes are used: nuclear fast red and picroindigocarmine (PIC). The red ...
by Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez
The sperm is a highly polarized cell with a minimum of cytosol and organelles ( Eddy & O'Brien 1994). The sperm head consists of the nucleus that houses the male haploid genome which is highly condensed together with protamines in the ...
Sexsorting sperm by DNA content provides a means for predetermining the sex of calves with 85–95% accuracy. This sexing process, which is now commercialized at numerous sites worldwide, uses a flow cytometer/cell sorter to separate ...
by Wilson G. Pond
INTRODUCTION Sex can be predetermined in the offspring of mammals by separating the sex- determining sperm prior to insemination with a flow cytometer/cell sorter. This sexing ...
by Christine Ammer
sperm bank When a man reaches ORGASM, the pelvic muscles expel the sperm from its storage place and it is propelled, along with gland secretions ( seminal fluid), through the urethra and out through the opening at the end of the penis.
by William F. Perrin, Bernd Würsig, J.G.M. Thewissen
S Figure 1 Young male sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) off. Crespo, E. A., Corcuera, J. F., and López Cazorla, A. (1994). Interactions between marine mammals and fisheries in some coastal fishing areas of Argentina. Rep. Int. Whaling ...
by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines
Gamete Properties Sperm characteristics that are important include cell shape, swimming behavior and speed, and longevity. The longer and faster the sperm can swim, the greater the probability that they will bind to and then fertilize an egg .
Encyclopedia of Entomology (2008)
by John L. Capinera
Many males mature sperm during the pupal stage, while others may require several days as an adult to mature sperm. In contrast to the situation in most vertebrates, sperm can survive in the sper- matheca of a female for weeks, months, ...
by Glenn S. Rothfeld, Deborah S. Romaine
Fertility begins at puberty when the testicles become mature enough to produce SPERM and continues throughout a man's life. Though it takes only a single sperm to fertilize an ovum (egg), a typical EJACULATION contains 20 million sperm.
by George P. Rédei
Sperm Competition “superior phenotypes” cannot be evaluated by generally accepted criteria, and the phenotype may not fully represent the heritability of particular traits. Since artificial insemination of domestic animals became routine, ...
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- Carn Sperm
Granite outcrop on the clifftop. Honestly, that's its name.
Photo credit: treehouse1977
- Sperm Bush
Photo credit: Key West Wedding Photography
- Sperm Bloated Balls.
Photo credit: PinkMoose
- Every Sperm Is Sacred
Photo credit: BinaryApe
- Angry Sperm
Found in the ruins of the old Continental factory in Hannover-Limmer.
Photo credit: Anfuehrer
- Sperm Chasing the Egg
Yes, the sperm really were chasing around someone dressed in an egg costume.
Photo credit: mikegoren
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- Sperm Explanation
- Ayushmann's humorous explanation on sperm donation - promotion of the film Vicky Donor
See Ayushmann' s humorous explanation on sperm donation when he was asked to explain the film's story of Vicky Donor. Vicky Donor is John Abraham's first ...
- What Is The Definition Of Sperm Medical School Terminology Dictionary
- VOCABULARY IN 20 LANGUAGES = Services provided by sperm banks
- What Is The Definition Of Sperm Medical School Terminology Dictionary
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Quotes about Sperm
Ovum, stable and static,
Sperm, mobile and motile,
Matter is dead without force.
Ovum is dead with out sperm.
Body is dead without soul.
30.07.97, Agartala. (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of S1P3E1R1M3
The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine