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spermato-

1.
a combining form meaning “seed”; used with this meaning and as a combining form of sperm1. in the formation of compound words:
spermatogonium.
Also, especially before a vowel, spermat-.
Origin
< Greek spermat- (stem of spérma; see sperm1) + -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for spermato

spermato-

combining form
1.
indicating sperm spermatogenesis
2.
indicating seed spermatophyte
Word Origin
from Greek sperma, spermat-, seed; see sperm1
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spermato in Medicine

spermato- or spermat-
pref.

  1. Sperm: spermatic.

  2. Spermatozoon: spermatogenesis.

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