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 for sperm
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gamete \Gam"ete\ (g[a^]m"[=e]t; g[.a]*m[=e]t"; the latter
     usually in compounds), n. [Gr. gameth` wife, or game`ths
     husband, fr. gamei^n to marry.] (Biol.)
     A sexual cell or germ cell having a single set of unpaired
     chromosomes; a conjugating cell which unites with another of
     like or unlike character to form a new individual. In Bot.,
     gamete designates esp. the similar sex cells of the lower
     thallophytes which unite by conjugation, forming a zygospore.
     The gametes of higher plants are of two sorts, sperm (male)
     and egg (female); their union is called fertilization, and
     the resulting zygote an oospore. In Zool., gamete is most
     commonly used of the sexual cells of certain Protozoa, though
     also extended to the germ cells of higher forms.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sperm \Sperm\, n.[F. sperme, L. sperma, Gr. ???, ???, from ????
     to sow. Cf. Spore.] (Physiol.)
     The male fecundating fluid; semen. See Semen.
     [1913 Webster]
     Sperm cell (Physiol.), one of the cells from which the
        spermatozoids are developed.
     Sperm morula. (Biol.) Same as Spermosphere.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sperm \Sperm\, n.[Contr. fr. spermaceti.]
     [1913 Webster]
     Sperm oil, a fatty oil found as a liquid, with spermaceti,
        in the head cavities of the sperm whale.
     Sperm whale. (Zool.) See in the Vocabulary.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the male reproductive cell; the male gamete; "a sperm is
           mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular
           material" [syn: sperm, sperm cell, spermatozoon,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "sperm":
     act of love, adultery, androcyte, antheridium, antherozoid,
     aphrodisia, ass, autacoid, balling, bile, carnal knowledge,
     chalone, climax, cohabitation, coition, coitus, coitus interruptus,
     commerce, congress, connection, copula, copulation, coupling,
     diddling, digestive secretion, endocrine, fornication, gall,
     gastric juice, hormone, intercourse, intestinal juice, intimacy,
     lovemaking, making it with, male gamete, marital relations,
     marriage act, mating, meat, milt, mucus, onanism, orgasm, ovum,
     pancreatic juice, pareunia, pollen, procreation, prostatic fluid,
     protein, relations, rheum, salivary secretion, screwing, scum,
     seed, semen, seminal fluid, sex, sex act, sexual climax,
     sexual commerce, sexual congress, sexual intercourse,
     sexual relations, sexual union, sleeping with, sperm cell,
     spermagonium, spermatic fluid, spermatid, spermatiophore,
     spermatium, spermatocyte, spermatogonium, spermatophore,
     spermatozoa, spermatozoid, spermatozoon, tears, thyroxin, venery

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