sperm

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USAGE NOTE
The plural of “sperm” in the sense shown in 1a) can be “sperm” or “sperms.”
sperm(
spuhrm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (male reproductive cell)
a. el espermatozoide
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This video shows how a sperm fertilizes an egg.Este video muestra cómo un espermatozoide fecunda un óvulo.
2. (seminal liquid)
a. el semen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The police ran an analysis of the sperm found at the scene of the crime to try to identify the attacker.La policía realizó un análisis del semen que encontraron en el lugar del crimen para intentar identificar al agresor.
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sperm
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el esperma m, semen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
sperm bankbanco de semen
sperm donordonante de semen
sperm whalecachalote m
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sperm [spɜːm]
noun
(Bio) esperma (m) (f)
modifier
sperm bank (n) banco (m) de esperma
sperm count (n) recuento (m) de espermas
to have a low sperm count
sperm whale (n) cachalote (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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