Formed 'container' or packet of sperm, which is placed in or on the body of a female, in contrast to copulation in which the sperm are conducted directly from male reproductive structures into the female's body.
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Sper'ma·to·phore noun [ Spermato- + Greek ......... to bear.] 1. (Physiol.) Same as Spermospore . 2. (Zoology) A capsule or pocket inclosing a number of spermatozoa. They are present in many annelids, brach...
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1. <physiology> Same as Spermospore. ... 2. <zoology> A capsule or pocket inclosing a number of spermatozoa. They are present in many annelids, brachiopods, mollusks, and crustaceans. In cephalopods the structure of the capsule is very complex. ... Origin: Spermato- + Gr. To bear. ... So...
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• (n.) A capsule or pocket inclosing a number of spermatozoa. They are present in many annelids, brachiopods, mollusks, and crustaceans. In cephalopods the structure of the capsule is very complex. • (n.) Same as Spermospore.
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(from the article `reproductive behaviour`) ...in a flattened manner, and approaching other individuals with a jerky motion. This fourth arm in squids and the third arm in octopods, called a ... ...grasshoppers do not permit copulation. In many crickets, the specific stridulations (noises) that occu...
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spermatophore, spermatophoric, spermatophoral 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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A spermatophore or sperm ampulla is a capsule or mass created by males of various animal species, containing spermatozoa and transferred in entirety to the female`s ovipore during copulation. It may contain nourishment for the female, in which case it is called a nuptial gift, although in many spec...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: sper′mă-tō-fōr Definitions: 1. A capsule containing sperms; found in a number of invertebrates.
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Small capsule containing sperm and nutrients produced in invertebrates, newts, and cephalopods
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the male reproductive structure, formed during courtship from two internal hemispermatophores (see hemispermatophore for more information).
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In salamanders, males will deposit a ball of sperm, or male reproductive cells, on the ground after courtship with the female. The female will use her cloaca to grasp the spermatophore to complete copulation.
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