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energy; perfect; excellent; refined; very; proficient
 
child; son; (noun suffix); small thing; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch; 11 pm-1 am; midnight
simp. and trad.
(精子)
 
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NounEdit

精子

  1. (cytology) sperm cell; spermatozoon
  2. (proscribed) semen

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 精液 (“semen”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 精液
Mandarin Beijing
Harbin
Jinan
Muping
Luoyang
Wanrong
Xi'an
Xining
Xuzhou
Yinchuan
Ürümqi
Wuhan 漿
Chengdu 精水, 精液, 頭兒油, 化豬油, 豬油
Guiyang 精水
Liuzhou 精水
Yangzhou
Nanjing
Cantonese Hong Kong 精液,
Dongguan 精液
Kuala Lumpur 精液
Gan Lichuan
Hakka Meixian 膦屎
Yudu 卵屎
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 膦屎
Liudui (S. Sixian) 膦屎
Hsinchu (Hailu) 膦屎
Dongshi (Dabu) 膦屎
Hsinchu (Raoping) 膦屎
Yunlin (Zhao'an)
Hong Kong 膦屎
Senai 膦屎
Huizhou Jixi , 鳥漿
Shexian
Tunxi ,
Jin Xinzhou , 㞞糊子
Min Dong Fuzhou
Min Nan Xiamen
Quanzhou
Zhangzhou
Taipei
Kaohsiung
Tainan
Taichung
Wuqi
Hsinchu
Taitung
Lukang
Yilan
Magong
Penang
Singapore
Philippines (Manila)
Haifeng
Johor Bahru
Haikou
Pinghua Nanning , 𨳍水
Wu Shanghai , 白脫油, 白脫
Suzhou
Hangzhou , 陽水
Wenzhou 頹漿
Chongming
Danyang
Jinhua
Ningbo 卵漿, 漿水
Xiang Changsha 卵漿, 精子
Loudi 卵水, , 漿

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

 
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精子 (seishi): a sperm cell fertilizing an egg cell.
Kanji in this term
せい
Grade: 5

Grade: 1
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

May be from Chinese 精子.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

精子 (hiragana せいし, rōmaji seishi)

  1. (biology, cytology) a spermatozoon, a sperm cell

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

精子 (jeongja, McCune-Reischauer: chŏngsa, Yale: cengsa) (hangeul 정자)

  1. Hanja form? of 정자 (sperm cell).