Spermicide vs Spermaticide - (Jun/17/2008 )
Are they different or the same? So far I always use "spermicide" rather than "spermaticide" to refer to agents that function to "kill" spermatozoa to prevent fertilization. Please help me to define. Thank you
I think most people would use spermicide for the reagents (e.g. nonoxynol-9). I am not sure that spermaticide is a common usage at all, but then I am not in the field.
Spermicide=Spermaticide, more common/technical term is Spermicide. As bob1 mentioned..(e.g. nonoxynol-9).
I hope you are not confusing it with the molbio reagent Spermidine
Thank you for the reply, guys Now I'm confident to face my supervisor to answer which term I should use
Just an additional point of note, spermicide is the reagent, but spermaticide would be the action of killing the cells themselves.