a combining form meaning “seed”; used with this meaning and as a combining form of sperm1. in the formation of compound words:
indicating sperm: spermatogenesis
indicating seed: spermatophyte
spermato- or spermat-
spermatoblast sper·mat·o·blast (spər-māt’ə-blāst’, spûr’mə-tə-) n. See spermatogonium.
noun 1. a section of a road where hidden police, radar, etc., carefully check the speed of motorists and strictly enforce traffic regulations: sometimes characterized by hard-to-see signals, hidden traffic signs, etc. noun 1. a section of road on which the police check the speed of vehicles, often using radar
noun 1. a person who travels at high speed. noun 1. a fast car, esp a sports model
[spur-mat-uh-sahyt, spur-muh-tuh-] /spɜrˈmæt əˌsaɪt, ˈspɜr mə tə-/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. a male germ cell (primary spermatocyte) that gives rise by meiosis to a pair of haploid cells (secondary spermatocytes) that give rise in turn to spermatids. spermatocyte /ˈspɜːmətəʊˌsaɪt/ noun 1. (zoology) an immature male germ cell, developed from a spermatogonium, that gives rise, by […]