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milt

[milt] /mɪlt/
noun
1.
the sperm-containing secretion of the testes of fishes.
2.
the testes and sperm ducts when filled with this secretion.
3.
melt2 .
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English milte, milt, Old English milte spleen; cognate with German Milz, Middle Dutch milte milt, spleen; akin to melt2
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milt

/mɪlt/
noun
1.
the testis of a fish
2.
the spermatozoa and seminal fluid produced by a fish
3.
(rare) the spleen of certain animals, esp fowls and pigs
verb
4.
to fertilize (the roe of a female fish) with milt, esp artificially
Word Origin
Old English milte spleen; in the sense: fish sperm, probably from Middle Dutch milte
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Word Origin and History for milt
n.

Old English milte "spleen," from Proto-Germanic *miltjo- (cf. Old Frisian milte, Middle Dutch milte, Dutch milt "spleen, milt of fish," Old High German milzi, German milz, Old Norse milti). Meaning "fish sperm" is late 15c.

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milt in Science
milt
  (mĭlt)   
Fish sperm, together with the milky liquid that contains them.
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