spermatheca

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EtymologyEdit

From sperma- + theca.

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NounEdit

spermatheca (plural spermathecas or spermathecae)

  1. (anatomy) A small sac within the reproductive tract of some female invertebrates, such as insects, which stores sperm until it is used to fertilize the ova.

Derived termsEdit

  • spermathecal
Last modified on 19 September 2013, at 15:58