Meaning of spermatophore

sper•mat•o•phore

Pronunciation: (spûr-mat'u-fôr", -fōr", spûr'mu-tu-), [key]
— n. Zool.
  1. a capsule surrounding a mass of spermatozoa, produced by the male of various animal species and transferred to the female.
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