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SEMEIN
Semeiography
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Semeiotic
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SEMEIS
Semele
SEMELLIUS
semelparous
sememe
sememic
Semen cinae or cynae
Semen contra
Semeniferous
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semester
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semen definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract [syn: semen, seed, seminal fluid, ejaculate, cum, come]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, seed, semen; akin to Old High German s?mo seed, Latin serere to sow more at sow Date: 14th century a viscid whitish fluid of the male reproductive tract consisting of spermatozoa suspended in secretions of accessory glands (as of the prostate and Cowper's glands)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the reproductive fluid of male animals, containing spermatozoa in suspension. Etymology: ME f. L semen seminis seed f. serere to sow

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Semen Se"men, n.; pl. Semina. [L., from the root of serere, satum, to sow. See Sow to scatter seed.] 1. (Bot.) The seed of plants. 2. (Physiol.) The seed or fecundating fluid of male animals; sperm. It is a white or whitish viscid fluid secreted by the testes, characterized by the presence of spermatozoids to which it owes its generative power. Semen contra, or Semen cin[ae] or cyn[ae], a strong aromatic, bitter drug, imported from Aleppo and Barbary, said to consist of the leaves, peduncles, and unexpanded flowers of various species of Artemisia; wormseed.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Semen is the liquid containing sperm that is produced by the sex organs of men and male animals.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [L.] Sperm, seed.

Moby Thesaurus

androcyte, antheridium, antherozoid, autacoid, bile, chalone, digestive secretion, endocrine, gall, gastric juice, hormone, intestinal juice, male gamete, milt, mucus, pancreatic juice, pollen, prostatic fluid, protein, rheum, salivary secretion, scum, seed, seminal fluid, sperm, sperm cell, spermagonium, spermatic fluid, spermatid, spermatiophore, spermatium, spermatocyte, spermatogonium, spermatophore, spermatozoa, spermatozoid, spermatozoon, tears, thyroxin




 


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