Definition of Seminal

1. Adjective. Pertaining to or containing or consisting of semen. "Seminal fluid"

Partainyms: Semen

2. Adjective. Containing seeds of later development. "Seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another"
Exact synonyms: Germinal, Originative
Similar to: Original
Derivative terms: Germ, Originate

Definition of Seminal

1. a. Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, seed or semen; as, the seminal fluid.

2. n. A seed.

Definition of Seminal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to seed or semen. ¹

2. Adjective. Creative or having the power to originate. ¹

3. Adjective. Highly influential, especially in some original way, and providing a basis for future development or research. ¹

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Definition of Seminal

1. pertaining to semen [adj] - See also: semen

Medical Definition of Seminal

1. A seed. 1. Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, seed or semen; as, the seminal fluid. 2. Contained in seed; holding the relation of seed, source, or first principle; holding the first place in a series of developed results or consequents; germinal; radical; primary; original; as, seminal principles of generation; seminal virtue. "The idea of God is, beyond all question or comparison, the one great seminal principle. " (Hare) Seminal leaf Same as Spermatheca. Origin: L. Seminalis, fr. Semen, seminis, seed, akin to serere to sow: cf. F. Seminal. See Sow to scatter seed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seminal

semiminor axis

Literary usage of Seminal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"The spermatozoa are not, however, developed within the testes, but in special receptacles, th« seminal reservoirs (seminal vesicles, ..."

2. Legal Medicine by Charles Meymott Tidy (1882)
"Lassaigne suggests that, in order to distinguish between an albuminous and a seminal stain, it should be moistened with a solution of lead oxide in liquor ..."

3. A Text-book of Legal Medicine and Toxicology by Walter Stanley Haines (1904)
"The variety of substances liable to be submitted to the expert for examination for seminal stains is not so greut as for blood-stains. ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The Ductus Deferens (Vas Deferens; seminal Duct). The ductus deferens, the excretory duct of the testis, is the continuation of the canal of the epididymis. ..."

5. A System of Practical Medicine by William Pepper, Louis Starr (1886)
"By the term seminal incontinence, which is synonymous with involuntary or ... By far the most common of the varieties of seminal incontinence is the first, ..."

6. Handbook of Therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein (1918)
"Chronic gonorrheal infection of the prostate and seminal vesicles is of ... When following massage of the prostate and stripping of the seminal vesicles the ..."

7. Excessive venery, masturbation, and continence by Joseph William Howe (1887)
"Physiological Properties, and composition of seminal Fluid—Gross Appearances—Spermatozoa—Peculiar movements under the Microscope— —Chemical Composition of ..."

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