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a combining form meaning “seed”; used with this meaning and as a combining form of sperm1. in the formation of compound words:
combining form
indicating sperm: spermatogenesis
indicating seed: spermatophyte

spermato- or spermat-

Sperm: spermatic.

Spermatozoon: spermatogenesis.


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