spermatophoral

spermatophore

[spur-mat-uh-fawr, -fohr, spur-muh-tuh-]
noun Zoology.
a capsule surrounding a mass of spermatozoa, produced by the male of various animal species and transferred to the female.

Origin:
1840–50; spermato- + -phore

spermatophoral [spur-muh-tof-er-uhl] , spermatophorous [spur-muh-tof-er-uhs] , adjective
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spermatophore (ˈspɜːmətəʊˌfɔː)
 
n
a capsule of spermatozoa extruded by some molluscs, crustaceans, annelids, and amphibians
 
spermatophoral
 
adj

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spermatophore   (spər-māt'ə-fôr')  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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