usage note
This word may be treated as a masculine or feminine noun without its meaning changing. However, it is more commonly used as a masculine noun in 1) and as a feminine noun in 2) and 3).
el esperma, la esperma
masculine or feminine noun
1. (bodily fluid) 
a. sperm 
El esperma del paciente no es de buena calidad y por eso él es menos fértil.The patient's sperm is of poor quality, so he is less fertile.
b. semen 
Hay millones de espermatozoides en el esperma de una eyaculación.There are millions of spermatozoa in the semen from one ejaculation.
2. (taper) (Colombia) 
a. candle 
La llama de la esperma se apagó y nos quedamos en penumbra.The candle flame went out and we were left in semi-darkness.
3. (beeswax) 
a. wax 
¿Cómo se saca esperma de vela de la ropa?How do you get candle wax off clothes?
1. (semen) 
a. sperm 
1 (Biología) sperm
esperma de ballena spermaceti
2 (Caribe) (Col) (vela) candle
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