any of various burrowing rodents of the squirrel family, especially of the genus Spermophilus (or Citellus), sometimes sufficiently numerous to do much damage to crops, as the ground squirrels and susliks.
any of various North American ground squirrels of the genera Citellus, Spermophilopsis, etc, regarded as pests in many regions
noun a fear of germs See spermatophobia Word Origin spermo- ‘seed’
noun, Botany. 1. spermatophyte. noun 1. a variant spelling of spermatophyte
adjective 1. (of a substance) toxic to spermatozoa.
noun 1. a substance toxic to spermatozoa.