milt

/milt/, n.
1. the sperm-containing secretion of the testes of fishes.
2. the testes and sperm ducts when filled with this secretion.
3. melt2.
[bef. 900; ME milte, milt, OE milte spleen; c. G Milz, MD milte milt, spleen; akin to MELT2]

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Universalium. 2010.

Synonyms:
/ (of fishes), ,


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  • Milt — Milt, n. [AS. milte; akin to D. milt, G. milz, OHG. milzi, Icel. milti, Dan. milt, Sw. mj[ a]lte, and prob. to E. malt, melt. [root]108. See {Malt} the grain.] (Anat.) The spleen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milt — [milt] n. [ME milte, prob. < Scand (as in Norw milt, mjelte), altered (infl. by ON milti, spleen) < base of ON mjolk,MILK] 1. the reproductive glands of male fishes, esp. when filled with germ cells and the milky fluid containing them 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Milt — Milt, v. t. To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milt — (n.) O.E. milte spleen, from P.Gmc. *miltjo (Cf. O.Fris milte, M.Du. milte, Du. milt spleen, milt of fish, O.H.G. milzi, Ger. milz, O.N. milti). Meaning fish sperm is late 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • Milt — Milt, n. [Akin to Dan. melk, Sw. mj[ o]lke, G. milch, and E. milk. See {Milk}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The spermatic fluid of fishes. (b) The testes, or spermaries, of fishes when filled with spermatozoa. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milt — /mɪlt/ (say milt) noun 1. the secretion of the male generative organs of fishes. 2. the organs themselves. 3. → melt (def. 13). –verb (t) 4. to extract the eggs or sperm from (a fish) for artificial spawning. {Middle English and Old English… …   Australian English dictionary

  • milt — milt. См. сперма. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • milt — sb., en, e, ene …   Dansk ordbog

  • milt|er — «MIHL tuhr», noun. a male fish in breeding season …   Useful english dictionary

  • Milt — For the alternate meaning of milt as spleen , see spleen. Milt is also the abbreviation for the orchid genus Miltonia. Milt is the seminal fluid of fish, mollusks, and certain other water dwelling animals who reproduce by spraying this fluid,… …   Wikipedia

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