teratospermia

ter·a·to·zo·o·sper·mi·a

(ter'ă-tō-zō'ō-sper'mē-ă),
Condition characterized by the presence of malformed spermatozoa in the semen.
Synonym(s): teratospermia
[terato- + zōos, living, + sperma, seed, semen, + -ia]

teratospermia

A term of waning use for the presence of abnormal sperm in semen; the presence of abnormal spermatozoa is less critical than previously assumed, as the likelihood of males with up to 60% abnormal spermatozoa of having a normal child is nearly 60%.

teratospermia

(tĕr″ă-tō-spĕr′mē-ă) [″ + sperma, seed]
Malformed sperm in semen.

teratospermia

malformed spermatozoa in the semen.
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33% (Figure 3) and Teratospermia (abnormal morphology greater than 50%) 86.
15] Seminal fluid infection contributed in no small measure to reduced sperm density, Asthenospermia and Teratospermia (abnormal sperm morphology of greater than 50%).
19), (20) Workers who are exposed through various industries related to lead inhalation demonstrate an increased frequency of still births, miscarriages, and spontaneous abortions, reduced sperm counts and motility, decreased fertility, hypospermia, increased rates of teratospermia, and decreased libido.
1999a, 2001); or increased levels of asthenospermia, necrospermia, and teratospermia in farm sprayers who applied 2,4-D (Lerda and Rizzi 1991).