noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a pearly white, waxy, translucent solid, obtained from the oil in the head of the sperm whale: used chiefly in cosmetics and candles, and as an emollient.
a white waxy substance obtained from oil from the head of the sperm whale: used in cosmetics, candles, ointments, etc
A white, waxy substance that is obtained from the head of the sperm whale and sometimes other whales, porpoises, and dolphins, and was once widely used to make candles, ointments, and cosmetics. Spermaceti is a liquid at body temperature and consists primarily of fatty alcohols and esters of fatty acids. Spermaceti is produced by the spermaceti organ, a huge melon-shaped sac that may function as a battering ram in aggressive behavior between males.
- Spermacytic seminoma
spermacytic seminoma sper·ma·cyt·ic seminoma (spûr’mə-sĭt’ĭk) n. A relatively slow-growing, locally invasive type of testicular seminoma that does not metastasize.
[spur-muh-goh-nee-uh m] /ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni əm/ noun, plural spermagonia [spur-muh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA) 1. Botany, Mycology. spermogonium. spermogonium or spermagonium [spur-muh-goh-nee-uh m] /ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni əm/ noun, plural spermogonia [spur-muh-goh-nee-uh] /ˌspɜr məˈgoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA). Botany, Mycology. 1. one of the cup-shaped or flask-shaped receptacles in which the spermatia of certain […]
noun, plural spermaries. 1. an organ in which spermatozoa are generated; testis. noun (pl) -maries 1. any organ in which spermatozoa are produced, esp a testis
sperm-aster n. A centrosome with astral rays in the cytoplasm of an inseminated ovum; it is brought in by the penetrating spermatozoon and gives rise to the mitotic spindle of the first-cleavage division.