Are Sperm Alive?

vincent deluca "Vincent1 at ix.netcom" at
Thu Jan 2 15:18:46 EST 1997

Sid Lipkin wrote:
> Always wondered this...Is human sperm classed as a living creature?
>   Is there a genus of animals that it belongs to?  Can sperm survive
>   outside the human body(in a lab setting)?
>    What about anti-bodies?  are they Alive in the sense that we define life?
>      They have a purpose and act according to certain criteria?  is this life?
>   Sorry if this is uneducated...just curious

Sperm cells are nothing more than specialized cells of the body that
have a specific function;ie, Phagocyte ( monocyte, lynphocyte,etc.)


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