Spermalege see ectospermalege mesospermalege Ribagas organ

spermary, spermarium n. [Gr. sperma, seed] The male gonad, in which the sperm cells are produced.

spermatangium n. [Gr. sperma, seed; angon, jar] (MOLL: Cephalopoda) Evaginated spermatophores ready to release sperm; sperm sacs; sperm bladders; sperm bulbs.

spermateleosis n. [Gr. sperma, seed; teleiosis, completion] Spermiogenesis.

spermatheca n.; pl. -ae [Gr. sperma, seed; theke, case] A saccate genital structure in female invertebrates in which sperm from the male is received and may or may not be stored; seminal receptacle; copulatory sac; copulatory pouch; seminal bursa; seminal receptical; ectospermalege.

spermathecal chaeta (ANN: Oligochaeta) In tubificids, chaeta (seta) usually in ventral fascicles on segment x; shape is usually different from somatic chaeta.

spermathecal gland (ARTHRO: Insecta) A special gland opening into the duct of the spermatheca, or near the junction of the latter with the vagina.

spermatid n. [Gr. sperma, seed] One of four haploid cells of the male after the meiotic divisions; an immature spermatozoon.

spermatocyst n. [Gr. sperma, seed; kystis, bladder] (MOLL: Gastropoda) In some Opisthobranchiates, a sperm storage sac proximal to the bursa copulatrix.

spermatocyte n. [Gr. sperma, seed; kytos, container] An auxocyte of males that give rise to the spermatids.

spermatodactyl n. [Gr. sperma, seed; dactylos, finger] (AR-THRO: Chelicerata) In Acari, modification of the chelicera in order for sperm transfer from the male's gonopore to the female copulatory receptacles.

spermatogenesis n. [Gr. sperma, seed; genesis, beginning] The formation and development of spermatozoa.

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