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

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, dubious_grouping

plural term
spermatheca

plural term
spermathecae

definition

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.

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