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spermatheca

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Etymology

From sperma- + theca.

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Noun

Singular
spermatheca

Plural
spermathecas

spermatheca (spermathecas)
  1. (anatomy) A small sac within the reproductive tract of some female invertebrates, such as insects, which stores sperm until it is used to fertilize the ova.

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