noun, plural spermaries.
an organ in which spermatozoa are generated; testis.
noun (pl) -maries
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.
[spur-muh-tan-jee-uh m] /ˌspɜr məˈtæn dʒi əm/ noun, plural spermatangia [spur-muh-tan-jee-uh] /ˌspɜr məˈtæn dʒi ə/ (Show IPA) 1. the organ that produces spermatia in red algae.
noun, plural spermathecae [spur-muh-thee-see] /ˌspɜr məˈθi si/ (Show IPA). Zoology. 1. a small sac or cavity in female or hermaphroditic invertebrates used to store sperm for fertilizing eggs, as in the queen bee. noun 1. a sac or cavity within the body of many female invertebrates, esp insects, used for storing spermatozoa before fertilization takes […]
noun, plural spermatia [spur-mey-shee-uh] /spɜrˈmeɪ ʃi ə/ (Show IPA) 1. Botany. the nonmotile male gamete of a red alga. 2. Mycology. a minute, colorless cell, of certain fungi and lichens, believed to be a male reproductive body, developed within spermogonia. noun (pl) -tia (-tɪə) 1. a nonmotile male reproductive cell in red algae and some […]