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Polyspermia

Definition
noun
(1) Secretion of semen in profuse amount.
(2) Polyspermy.
Supplement
In some references, polyspermia also refers to the high sperm count (through semen analysis) — a condition more properly called as polyzoospermia.
Word origin: Greek polyspermía, abundance of seed.
Compare: aspermia, oligospermia.

See also: polyzoospermia.


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