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
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
  • receptaculum seminis
  • seminal receptacle
  • spermatheca
  • spermathecae
id
  • UBERON:0000994
never in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_314146
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