An organ of the female reproductive tract that functions to receive and store sperm from the male, and can sometimes be the site of fertilization when the oocytes are ready. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spermatheca https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/1405 ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, dubious_grouping

plural term
spermatheca

plural term
spermathecae

has related synonym

spermathecae
spermatheca
seminal receptacle
receptaculum seminis

id

UBERON:0000994

taxon notes

Some species have multiple spermathecae, as seen in earthworms, where four pairs of spermathecae are present. One pair in 6,7,8 and 9 segments. They receive and store the spermatozoa of another earthworm during copulation

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