from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A capsule or compact mass of spermatozoa extruded by the males of certain invertebrates and primitive vertebrates and directly transferred to the reproductive parts of the female.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A spermospore.
- n. A capsule or pocket enclosing a number of spermatozoa, found in many annelids, brachiopods, mollusks, and crustaceans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as spermospore.
- n. A capsule or pocket inclosing a number of spermatozoa. They are present in many annelids, brachiopods, mollusks, and crustaceans. In cephalopods the structure of the capsule is very complex.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A special case, capsule, or sheath containing spermatozoa; specifically, one of the peculiar spermatic cysts of cephalopods (also called spermatic or seminal cartridge, seminal rope, or filament of Needham), usually forming a long cylindrical structure in which several envelops may be distinguished.
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