One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
attributive Relating to sperm or semen.
sperm, seedView synonyms
- ‘The spermatic fluid may be rich, ordinary, poor or insufficient, or absolutely worthless.’
- ‘The voice which speaks in Twenty Love Poems is that of a spermatic adolescent, drunk on his own rhetoric, who identifies women with the cosmic forces of nature.’
- ‘In the male, he meticulously identified previously unknown parts of the spermatic duct system.’
- ‘A dominant vein was required to demonstrate the usual features which would be present in a spermatic vein, including a well-defined intima and media.’
- ‘The middle suprarenal sometimes provides a spermatic artery, more frequently on the left than on the right side.’
- ‘Testicular volume and blood flow in the spermatic artery were measured by scrotal ultrasonography and color duplex sonography preoperatively, three months postoperatively and then every six months.’
- ‘Warm, dark, the maroon velvet seats remind me of the womb, and then there's the spermatic smell of popcorn.’
- ‘The presence of blind-ending spermatic vessels confirms an absent testis, allowing termination of the procedure without a groin incision.’
Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek spermatikos, from sperma (see sperm).
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