sperm definition, meaning - what is sperm in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sperm”

See all translations

sperm

noun uk   /spɜːm/  us   /spɝːm/ (plural sperm or sperms)
[C] a sex cell produced by a man or male animal: In human reproduction, one female egg is usually fertilized by one sperm. [U] informal for semen (= the liquid produced by the male sex organs that contains sperm)
Translations of “sperm”
in Arabic حَيوان مَنوي…
in Korean 정자…
in Malaysian sperma…
in French sperme…
in Turkish meni, sperm…
in Italian sperma, spermatozoo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精子, 精液…
in Russian сперматозоид…
in Polish plemnik…
in Vietnamese chất dịch chứa tinh trùng, tinh dịch…
in Spanish esperma…
in Portuguese espermatozoide…
in Thai เชื้ออสุจิ, ตัวอสุจิ…
in German das Sperma…
in Catalan esperma…
in Japanese 精子…
in Indonesian sperma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精子, 精液…
(Definition of sperm from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sperm?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sperm” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More