Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An organ or a gland in which male gametes are formed, especially in invertebrate animals.

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  • n. An organ in which spermatozoa are developed; a sperm gland; a testicle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An organ in which spermatozoa are developed; a sperm gland; a testicle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The male germ-gland or essential sexual organ, of whatever character; the sperm-gland, or spermatic organ, or seminal gonad, in which spermatozoa are generated, in its specialized condition in the higher animals known as the testis or testicle. The term is used in distinction from ovary, both spermaries and ovaries being gonads. Also spermarium.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin spermārium, from Late Latin sperma, semen; see sperm1.

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sperm +‎ -ary

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  • Not to be confused with seminary.

    April 21, 2008